Update on the Election and the Upcoming Open Enrollment Season
CaHPSA E-Newsletter ∙ Volume 2, Issue 5  November 2020

Hello health justice advocates!

It is not often that we see a presidential election be contested. This would be the fifth time in history that such an event has ever happened. The most recent contested election was the 2000’s presidential election, Bush v. Gore. In that election, a confusing older ballot style was thought to have caused Gore to lose Florida by 537 votes, and in turn also lose the election


The current count of the 2020 election has projected president-elect Biden to take both the electoral college and the popular vote by a decent margin. In the electoral college, Biden is projected to have 306 votes to Trump’s 232 and in the popular vote we see Biden leading by roughly 6.27 million votes. President Trump has decided to contest this election on the grounds of suspected multi-state voter fraud. The Trump administration has launched a series of lawsuits in multiple state and federal courts, which have not had much success. If you would like to know more about the details of these lawsuits, follow this link

As a result of these legal challenges, the transition process for president-elect Biden was delayed. On November 20th, General Services Administrator Emily Murphy alerted the White House that if the contested states of Michigan and Pennsylvania certified their election results as expected in Bidens’ favor, then she would go ahead and formally begin the ascertainment process to begin the transition for president-elect Biden into office. The week following that alert we saw both Michigan and Pennsylvania certify their elections and the GSA begin the ascertainment process.   


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