How long can Trump keep contesting 2020 election results with lawsuits?

How long can Trump keep contesting 2020 election results with lawsuits?


President Trump faces a pair of looming deadlines next month to wrap up his challenges to the 2020 election results as the nation prepares for Inauguration Day on Jan. 20.

Trump — who’s refused to concede the race to Joe Biden and doesn’t appear likely to do so — has filed a series of election lawsuits alleging official misconduct and other improprieties in crucial swing states that he’s projected to lose.

The two most recent came Monday in Pennsylvania and Tuesday in Michigan, just days after Trump’s personal lawyer and former New York mayor, Rudy Giuliani, suggested as many as 10 suits were possible.

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The first deadline facing Trump is the “safe harbor” date established in federal law following the disputed election of President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1876.

Under the Electoral Count Act of 1887, states have until six days before the Electoral College meets to resolve any election-related disputes and finish any recounts of the votes cast.

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