What’s Next in Michigan’s Election Certification

The Wayne County Board of Canvassers ultimately certified their county’s election Tuesday night after a partisan split decision attempted to derail the process by eliminating votes from the City of Detroit.

Trump lost by more than 146,000 votes, but Republicans have thrown even the kitchen sink at the process trying to cast doubt on Michigan’s vote.

What happens next?

The State Board of Canvassers meets on November 23 to vote on certifying the results.

Recount petitions for the presidential, Senate, U.S. House and state House seats must be filed with the Secretary of State within 48 hours after the board has certified the statewide results.

After the 2016 election, Michigan made changes to its recount process that requires candidates to have a reasonable chance to win in order to have a recount.

When the State Board of Canvassers certifies statewide results, Governor Whitmer certifies the state electors nominated by the Michigan Democratic Party to cast the state’s Electoral College votes (16) for president-elect Joe Biden.

If all legal disputes are settled by December 8, the results are free from further legal challenges.

Michigan’s electors meet December 14 to cast their electoral votes, and have until December 23 to deliver their certificate to VP Mike Pence.

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