The activities are taking a long time because nothing like this has ever been done before in America. The state legislators are making an attempt to gain power by undermining the authority of their own election officials and the Federal government.
This is a new tactic. It is an experiment, one of many with the same objective: grab political power from the sleepy majority any way you can imagine.
Since it is an experiment in how many Federal & State laws can be broken without any consequence, it needs to be done cautiously and as secretly as possible behind a veil of propaganda. Nobody involved knows what specific steps should be followed, but the very first one, deliberately losing custody of the Federal ballots to a partisan private organization is clearly a violation of your civil rights.
The 2020 election is over. The results were properly certified by each state individually and by Congress. The time allowed to contest those results has expired.
There is no legitimate reason to turn your ballot over to any non-governmental firm for examination by third parties and partisan hacks. Your ballot is private property surrendered in confidence to the government for a single, specific purpose, to register your vote. It should be guarded jealously at all levels of government and never surrendered by the government to non-governmental groups.
“…ballots, voting systems and other election materials are no longer in the custody of election officials — a possible violation of federal law, which requires state and local election workers to store and safeguard federal voting records.”
Defend your civil rights. Protect the privacy of your ballot. File a complaint with the Department of Justice regarding loss of custody of your ballot: