- After meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday, Michigan Republicans said they had not yet been “informed of information that would change the outcome of the Michigan election.”
- Deputies issued a joint statement after the meeting, saying they had used the time to tell the president that Michigan needed federal aid to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
- They also said that the electoral votes in Michigan will go to the candidate who received the most votes, confirming that newly elected President Joe Biden will win the state.
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After meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday, Michigan Republicans said they had not yet been “informed of information that would change the outcome of the Michigan election.”
Trump invited Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirky and Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield in Washington as part of his attempts to subdue the will of voters and undo the results of the 2020 election.
Deputies issued a joint statement after the meeting, saying they had used their time with Trump to tell the president that Michigan needed federal help to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. They said they had sent a letter to the president and congressional leaders asking for more federal funding.
In addition to saying that they do not have information that would change the election results, the statement said that “we will follow the law and follow the normal process regarding the voters in Michigan.”
The president and his allies have reportedly tried to stop or delay the certification of results on the battlefield in an attempt to get lawmakers to appoint pro-Trump voters who would simply vote for Trump in violation of the state’s popular vote.
“The certification process in Michigan must be a deliberate process without threats and intimidation,” the statement said. “And the candidates who win the most votes win the election and the electoral votes of Michigan.”
Trump was quickly criticized for inviting MPs from the Michigan Republican Party.
Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said the president “has now resorted to overt pressure on state and local authorities to undermine the will of the American people.”
In their request for more federal aid for COVID-19, Shirky and Chatfield remind Trump how the funds allocated earlier this year through the Care Act were used to “support front-line workers, improve tests, provide Adequate PPE, provide additional support to outsiders – work Michiganders and provide assistance to local businesses that are fighting through no fault of their own. “
“Once again, we are facing a time in our country when additional support will continue.”
The federal government has not accepted additional coronavirus relief since the spring, as COVID-19 jumps across the country as the United States prepares for winter and officials introduce new blocking measures to control the spread.