As Time Is Running Out, Trump Campaign Files Stronger Lawsuit in Georgia

People cast their ballots during early voting for the presidential elections at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Ga., October 12, 2020. (Chris Aluka Berry/Reuters)
Biden still would win the presidency even if Georgia’s election outcome were reversed. But the state should answer the claims of illegality anyway.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he federal “safe harbor” date for state certification of presidential-election results is Tuesday. As Jim Geraghty explains, this means that, as far as the federal government is concerned, a state’s certification of its result is deemed conclusive.

That may not be quite as conclusive as it sounds. There is no federal law that prevents a state from altering its certification between Tuesday (December 8) and next Monday (December 14), when the Electoral College actually casts its votes in each state. But getting a state to reverse its certification would be extraordinarily difficult. Federal courts would almost certainly refuse to entertain a

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