Republican state lawmakers from Michigan whom Donald Trump summoned to the White House on Friday in an extraordinary effort to try to set aside Joe Biden’s victory, indicated they would certify the state’s results.
The president has baselessly cast doubt on the vote in the swing state of Michigan, which he lost to Mr Biden by approximately 150,000 votes and has waged a campaign to pressure Republicans in the state to back him in reversing the outcome.
The Trump team is said to be resting its hopes on getting Republican-controlled legislatures in battleground states to set aside the results and declare the outgoing president the winner, following a stinging series of losses in the courts.
“We have not yet been made aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election in Michigan and as legislative leaders, we will follow the law and follow the normal process regarding Michigan’s electors,” Mike Shirkey, Michigan Senate Majority Leader and Lee Chatfield, House of Representatives Speaker, said in a joint statement.
“The candidates who win the most votes win elections and Michigan’s electoral votes,” they wrote.