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Donald Trump’s attempts to reverse the outcome in the US elections suffered another setback after Republican lawmakers in Michigan were unwilling to try to overturn Joe Biden’s victory in that state.
After meeting with Trump in the White House on Friday, Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and state House spokesman Lee Chatfield pledged to follow “normal process” for the certification of results that give Biden a broad victory over the current president.
“We have not yet had knowledge of no information that changes the outcome of the elections in Michigan and, as legislative leaders, we will follow the law and normal process regarding Michigan voters, as we have said throughout this election, “they later insisted in a statement.
The projections give Biden a 154,000-vote lead in the state, which sends 16 representatives to the Electoral College that is charged with electing the president.
But that has not been the only route through which an attempt has been made to reverse the votes in Michigan.
This Saturday, the National Committee of the Republican Party and officials of that organization in Michigan asked the electoral board for a 15-day postponement, as they have asked for a review of the vote in Wayne County.
It is the most populous county in that state, where Detroit is located and there is a large concentration of African-American vote, favorable to the Democrats.
However, the Michigan State Department, responsible for the electoral process in that entity, has already objected to this possibility, stating that the law does not allow or delays.
This Friday, Trump’s appointments took another hit in the state of Georgia, where Biden’s victory was certified, in this case by a very narrow margin.
Georgia also contributes 16 votes in the Electoral College, where Biden is projected to receive 306 votes to 232 from Trump – whom he also surpassed by more than 5.9 million votes nationally – to become the 46th president of the United States. .
But Trump, who has hardly appeared in public since the Nov.3 election, he falsely insisted again on Friday that he had prevailed in the elections.
“By the way, I won,” he said after an announcement about the price of drugs.
To try to reverse the results, the president has denounced widespread electoral fraud, but without providing further evidence.
And after a series of court defeats in their efforts to challenge the election results, Trump’s team is trying to convince Republicans who control legislatures in key states to that they ignore the result of the elections and declare him the victor, according to various US media.
If that was the goal of his meeting with Michigan Republican lawmakers, the president does not appear to have been very successful.
Shirkey and Chatfield said the meeting had focused on federal assistance in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and not on Trump’s efforts to reverse the election results.
And previously the White House had said that “It was not a meeting to convince anyone” It was part of the president’s routine meetings with state legislators across the country, although very few have been held since the election.
Still, the statements by Shirkey and Chatfield have been interpreted as a new serious setback for Trump’s aspirations. Which does not mean that this is going to give up.
Trump has also expressed interest in invite Pennsylvania legislators to the White House, another key state won by Biden, a senior campaign official confirmed to the BBC’s US partner, CBS News.
But currently the president’s public agenda does not include any such meeting for this weekend, and the counties of the so-called “Rust Belt”, to which Michigan belongs, must certify their vote totals on Monday.
In any case, it is considered very improbable that the president’s team can change the results in Michigan and Pennsylvania.
And even if they succeed, the president would have to get the result annulled in another state to pass Biden in the Electoral College.
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