Republican Leaders No Evidence "Yet" That Would Change Election Result in Michigan

Nov 20, 2020

In this Nov. 4, 2020 file photo, a Republican election challenger at right watches over election inspectors as they examine a ballot as votes are counted into the early morning hours at the central counting board in Detroit. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
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(WKAR) A group of senior Republican legislators from Michigan was summoned to the White House Friday. But, after meeting with the President, the lawmakers say they will follow the law and normal process of selecting Michigan’s electors.

After the meeting Republicans Mike Shirkey and Lee Chatfield released a statement saying they haven’t yet received any information that would change the result: President-elect Joe Biden won the state of Michigan by more than 150,000 votes.

Many criticized the meeting as an attempt by the president to influence the legislative leaders to appoint electors loyal to him. Both legislative leaders said they would follow the law and that the certification process, which happens Monday, should be free from threats and intimidation.

The statement also noted, quote, "candidates who win the most votes win elections and Michigan’s electoral votes."