Key dates in the 2020 Presidential Election

NOVEMBER 23: All swing states election results are certified by this date

DECEMBER 8: 'Safe harbor' deadline which means the statutory deadline for resolving disputed results. If the states have followed correct procedures, whatever the result is on Dec. 8 stands, even if one side still disputes it (emphasis mine)

DECEMBER 14: Electoral college electors are chosen and sworn in 

JANUARY 5: Georgia run-off elections for two Senate seats, determining who controls the Senate

JANUARY 6: Congress certifies the Electoral College votes 

JANUARY 20: At midday the new president is sworn in and assumes all of the powers of commander-in-chief - including the ability to direct the Secret Service and U.S. Marshals to remove unwanted White House guests



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