Here's what to expect when the Electoral College meets

Published December 13, 2020


ABC News included James Gardner in a report on what to expect with the Electoral College set to cast votes for president and vice president today. He discusses the "safe harbor" provision, which is part of a federal law that says if states resolve election-related disputes, including recounts, audits and legal fights, before the deadline, their electoral votes are considered "conclusive" and binds Congress to count them. "If you miss the safe harbor day, Congress isn't obliged by the Electoral Count Act to count those electoral votes," he said. "That doesn't mean that they won't. They will... It's mainly of a more theoretical than practical significance in most circumstances."



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