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Friday, November 20, 2020

Two Michigan state legislators headed to the White House on Friday as President Donald Trump made an extraordinary and sure-to-be futile attempt to block Joe Biden's victory in the battleground state and subvert the results of the 2020 presidential election.

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...The state has yet to certify its results for Biden, who won Michigan by more than 154,000 votes, according to unofficial results. Trump and his allies have been trying to convince judges and lawmakers in the state to set aside the popular vote and swap in Republican-chosen electors. ...

As he departed Detroit for Washington on Friday morning, state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey was swarmed by activists bearing signs that read: "Respect the Vote" and "Protect Democracy." House Speaker Lee Chatfield was also headed to D.C., and protesters were expected in Washington, too.

Some Michigan legislators have reported being deluged with calls and emails from Trump supporters demanding that they intervene. The House GOP caucus has prepared a 732-word stock response that pushes back, stating that state law clearly requires that electors be nominated by the party that wins the most votes.

"The law does not allow for the nomination or approval of alternative electors," the email states....


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-11-20 11:20 AM | Reply

@#1 ... Some Michigan legislators have reported being deluged with calls and emails from Trump supporters demanding that they intervene. ...

So the Trump supporters are actively demanding that their representatives break the law.

I wonder if they are the same people who were demonstrating that the election was being stolen?


#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-11-20 11:30 AM | Reply

A Michigan Republican refused to comment on his visit to Washington, D.C., as President Donald Trump seeks to undo his election loss.

State Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey flew to Washington, along with an unknown number of fellow GOP lawmakers from the state, which Trump lost by about 150,000 votes, after the president appears to have pressured Wayne County election officials to rescind their votes to conceded.

Protesters greeted Shirkey and state Sen. Tom Barrett outside Reagan National Airport when they arrived Friday morning, and the GOP leader refused to answer questions about his visit or whether he would meet with Trump.

"I'm just having a delightful visit to Washington, D.C., today," Shirkey told Lauren Windsor, executive director of American Family Voices and executive producer of "The Undercurrent."

Windsor asked whether he would meet with the president, and Shirkey said that was "a good possibility."

But he refused to comment further, and instead started singing "The Old Rugged Cross", a hymn about being persecuted.

Raw Story

#3 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2020-11-20 02:22 PM | Reply

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