Which States Have Certified Presidential Vote Totals

Which States Have Certified Presidential Vote Totals


19

of 306 electoral votes certified so far for Joseph R. Biden Jr.

63

of 232 electoral votes certified so far for Donald J. Trump

270Ala.AlaskaAriz.Ark.Calif.Colo.Conn.Del.D.C.Fla.Ga.HawaiiIdahoIll.Ind.IowaKan.Ky.La.MaineMd.Mass.Mich.Minn.Miss.Mo.Mont.Neb.Nev.N.H.N.J.N.M.N.Y.N.C.N.D.OhioOkla.Ore.Pa.R.I.S.C.S.D.Tenn.TexasUtahVt.Va.Wash.W.Va.Wis.Wyo.

The results reported right after the presidential election are reliable, but they are not official. The official results will arrive in the coming weeks, after a process called certification.

The details vary from state to state, but the point is for officials — sometimes called canvassers — to examine the raw numbers reported by precincts and verify that they are accurate and complete.

This starts at the county or municipal level, and then a state official or board must review the local certifications and certify the statewide totals. In presidential races, if states certify their results by the so-called safe harbor deadline — this year, it’s Dec. 8 — those results are largely insulated from further challenges.

States set their own deadlines, but they don’t always meet them: In Mississippi, for example, some counties certified their results late because staff members were out sick with the coronavirus. A missed state deadline isn’t necessarily a big deal. It’s the Dec. 8 deadline that really matters.

In some states, every county may have certified its results already, but it won’t be listed as complete until the state canvassers sign off.

Below is a list of certification deadlines for the key battleground states that President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. won. The Trump campaign’s strategy has been to try — so far unsuccessfully — to delay the certification processes in these states.

State

Certification deadline

Status

Winner

ArizonaAriz.

Nov. 30

Not yet certified

Biden

GeorgiaGa.

Nov. 20

Not yet certified

Biden

MichiganMich.

Nov. 23

Not yet certified

Biden

NevadaNev.

Nov. 24

Not yet certified

Biden

PennsylvaniaPa.

Nov. 23

Not yet certified

Biden

WisconsinWis.

Dec. 01

Not yet certified

Biden

Note: Pennsylvania’s deadline is for counties. The state does not have an official certification deadline.

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