Trump Team Hits Electoral “Safe Harbor” Deadline

The Washington Post reports:

Trump’s efforts to reverse the election results run into a new hurdle Tuesday, known as “safe harbor” day under federal law.

The 1887 law sets a deadline of six days before the convening of the electoral college for states to certify their election results. While the deadline is not mandatory, the law prohibits Congress from undoing the results of states that have met the deadline.

As of Monday night, 47 states and the District of Columbia had already certified their results, according to Reuters. Those states give Biden far more than enough votes to win the presidency when the electoral college casts its votes next week.