At the current time, there appear only to be five states that voted for Biden that Trump is making even a pretext of challenging: Michigan, PA, GA, AZ, and Nevada.
By Monday, all of these states other than Michigan (16 EV) and Nevada (6 EV) will have certified the results. At that point, Biden will be over the 270 mark with 284 EVs (no including Michigan and Nevada).
So, after Monday, what excuse will there be for the administrator of the GSA not to certify that Biden is the apparent winner?

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22 Nov
I have uploaded the most recent case from Pennsylvania where the Trump campaign's attempt to block certification of the EVs from Pennsylvania was dismissed.
The basic thrust of the Court's ruling is set forth at the very beginning of its memorandum:

"[T]he Trump Campaign and the Individual Plaintiffs . . . seek to discard millions of votes legally cast by Pennsylvanians from all corners — from Greene County to Pike County,
and everywhere in between. In other words, Plaintiffs ask this Court to disenfranchise almost seven million voters. This Court has been unable to find any case in which a plaintiff has sought such a drastic remedy in the contest of an election,
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19 Nov
The IRS has issued Rev. Rul. 2020-27 that addresses the question of the deductibility of expenses paid with the proceeds of PPP loans. The ruling holds that:
A taxpayer that received a covered loan guaranteed under the PPP and paid or incurred certain otherwise deductible expenses listed in section 1106(b) of the CARES Act may not deduct those expenses in the taxable year in which the expenses were paid or incurred
if, at the end of such taxable year, the taxpayer reasonably expects to receive forgiveness of the covered loan on the basis of the expenses it paid or accrued during the covered period,
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7 Nov
Justice Alito issued the following order in the case brought in PA by the GOP:

Order issued by Justice Alito: All county boards of election are hereby ordered, pending further order of the Court,
to comply with the following guidance provided by the Secretary of the Commonwealth on October 28 and November 1, namely, (1) that all ballots received by mail after 8:00 p.m. on November 3 be segregated and kept
“in a secure, safe and sealed container separate from other voted ballots,” and (2) that all such ballots, if counted, be counted separately. Pa. Dep’t of State, Pennsylvania Guidance for Mail-in and Absentee Ballots Received
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7 Nov
I've now read the GOP's motion in this case.…

At best, it is disingenuous. It can also be called dishonest.
Here's the problem, under PA state law, the contested ballots have to be counted by a specified date. The prior SCOTUS order in the case required that the contested ballots be sequestered to allow further SCOTUS review.
The PA Sec. of State has issued a directive requiring both that the ballots be sequestered (thus following the SCOTUS order), but also be counted (thus assuring compliance with PA state law).
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25 Oct
The attorneys for The Lincoln Project have now responded to the threats of a defamation lawsuit by the attorney for Ivanka and Jared. As I predicted, quite aside from the obvious First Amendment hurdles any such claim would face,
the damages issue is particularly problematic. Here's the killer from the LP's lawyers at fn. 8:

The Second Circuit has held that 'a plaintiff's reputation with respect to a specific subject may be so badly tarnished
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14 Oct
I have posted the DOJ's lawsuit against Ms. Wolkoff, former aide of Melania Trump. One question leaps to mind: Did the guys who signed off on this lawsuit actually go to law school?
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Perhaps they should read Fed.R.Civ.P. 11(b) which provides, in pertinent part, that by signing the complaint they certify
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