Michigan lawmakers pledge to ‘follow the law’ on picking electors after meeting with Trump

Two Michigan lawmakers were summoned to the White House on Friday over President Trump’s attempt to reverse the election results in that state, saying they would obey the “law”. determine the winner.

Senate Michigan Senate President Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield released a statement about leaving an extraordinary meeting at the White House that was criticized by Washington lawmakers on both sides.

“The Senate and House Inspection Committees are actively engaged in in-depth oversight of the Michigan electoral process, and we believe in the committee’s process to provide clarity and accountability. more for our citizens, ”read a joint statement from the two committees. “We have not been informed of any information that could change the outcome of the Michigan election and as the legislative leaders we will follow the law and follow the normal process. to Michigan voters, like we said before. Choose this. “

Trump sought to bring a Republican into the legislature of the big battle states that he lost to President Joe Biden to oppose voting voters and choose the voters who could resist leadership. of Biden in the Electoral College. Such a move would be unprecedented in US history.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement Friday that the lawyers’ visit was not related to the election results.

“There will be no one from the campaign there, he will meet regularly with lawyers from all over the country,” said McEnany.

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Michigan State Senate Visit President Mike Shirkey, right, to the White House to meet President Trump. (Leah Millis / Reuters)
On Thursday, Trump’s campaign announced that it would drop a lawsuit they filed in Michigan as it succeeded in suspending the certification of results in Wayne County, which includes Detroit. That claim is incorrect, as Wayne County confirmed Biden had won earlier in the day. Therefore, the only way left for the state win campaign is to convince Republican lawmakers to ignore their vote.

Trump issued a series of unfounded statements about election results in Michigan and other states where rules imposed by Republican legislatures caused email voting to be counted after voting. personal.

Shirkey and Chatfield did not reveal whether they would speak to Trump about voting against voters opposing the state vote, saying instead that they consider federal funding for COVID-19.

“We used our time at the White House to send a letter to President Trump outlining our support for additional federal funding to help Michigan in its fight against COVID-19. Since then we have sent similar letters to our freight directors, ”read the attorney’s report.

The two men did not explain why they had to go to Washington to deliver the letter to Trump, but their statement gave the president a measure of confidence: “The Michigan certification process should be a one-time process. . Business is not intimidated and intimidated. Allegations of fraud should be made resolutely, thoroughly investigated, and, if proven, prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. And the candidates with the most votes win the Michigan election and the election. These are simple facts that will inspire confidence in our choices. “

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