Battleground States Certify Election Results

Posted by on Dec 10, 2020 in Current Events
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Voter certification is taking place across the nation. How long until the election is officially fully counted? Credit: Christian Schwier/Shutterstock

This week’s Election Central update lets you know what is happening as states begin certifying final vote totals. Meanwhile, the Trump administration and the Republican National Committee are creating legal challenges to call the certified vote totals into question.

A month has now passed since Election Day 2020, and the states are only now completing the official results certification. (This certification verifies the final vote tallies.) This final certification totals the unprecedented numbers of mail-in ballots. In some states, ballot recounts are required because of the narrow difference in vote totals. Numerous court cases have been filed by the Trump campaign, by the Republican National Committee (RNC), and by many private individuals to stop the certifications because of alleged irregularities in the voting process. These legal challenges have not succeed.

To learn more about this story, click here to visit the Election Central Web site and read the full posting.

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