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Upton Looks Ahead As Michigan's Election Results Are Certified

Joscha Weese, left, stands outside the Capitol building during a rally in Lansing, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. Michigan's elections board is scheduled to meet to certify the state's presidential election results Monday. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Paul Sancya
The Associated Press

(NPR) West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton says it’s “really tragic” that a full Presidential transition has not begun in the middle of a pandemic. Upton spoke with host David Greene on NPR’s Morning Edition Tuesday.

A day after Michigan Board of State Canvassers certified the November 3rd election, Upton says “it’s time, the election is over.” The St. Joseph Republican issued a statement congratulating former Vice President Joe Biden shortly after Pennsylvania was called for the Democrat. That gave Biden enough electoral votes to win the Presidency.

Asked why other Republicans have not acknowledged President Elect Biden’s victory, Upton says he doesn’t like to speak others. He says more Republicans are congratulating Biden, and acknowledging the vote. “It’s a little bit late, but it’s coming together.”

Hear David Greene’s interview with Congressman Fred Upton.

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