(November 19, 2020 4:53 PM) Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield are headed to the White House Friday at the invitation of President Donald Trump. A source on good authority has confirmed to JTV News that the President called the party leaders personally with the invitation to discuss the results of the presidential election in Michigan and they are going to go.
According to our sources, Mr. Trump indicated he had new information he wanted to share with the state’s legislative leaders.
Crain’s Detroit and the Associated Press both reported earlier today the invitation had been extended.
Today the Trump campaign’s claim filing in federal court claims that affidavits from the two Republicans on the Wayne County Board of Canvassers rescinding their Tuesday votes to certify the election are tantamount to the board rejecting certification, according to Gongwer News Service. Gongwer says that the Trump campaign is hoping to prevent the certification of the vote. The Board of State Canvassers is scheduled to meet Monday. If the Board does not certify the vote then the matter would go to the courts. There has never been a presidential election where the state has not certified the vote results.
The deadline for states to resolve any issues about the results of the presidential election is December 8. If no resolution is arrived at by then, Gongwer reports that the awarding of Michigan’s electors could become subject to competing efforts by the Legislature and the governor to certify one candidate’s slate of electors with Congress having to resolve any dispute.
In an interview Tuesday with Bridge Michigan, Shirkey said Joe Biden is the president-elect, and while Michigan’s Republican-led Legislature is investigating the election, it will not award the state’s 16 electors to President Trump.
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