December 8th, 2020 is the deadline for application of the safe harbor provision. On December 14th 2020 the electors who have been elected will meet in their respective states to cast their votes. Electoral Votes must be received by the President of the Senate (Vice-President) and the Archivist by December 23rd 2020. On January 6th 2021 a Joint Session of Congress will count the electoral votes. A candidate must receive 270 or more electoral votes to win. If no one receives 270 votes the 12th amendment runoff process begins. At 12 PM (Eastern Standard Time) January 20th, 2021 the new presidential term begins.