US News US Presidential: Biden's certified victory in Michigan

03:15  24 november  2020
03:15  24 november  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

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The Michigan Board of Canvassers on Monday voted to certify the state ’s election after one of the Republicans on the board supported the measure, dealing a blow to President Trump’s efforts to upend President -elect Joe Biden ’ s win in the Electoral College. Aaron Van Langevelde addressed the panel

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After Georgia , it's Michigan's turn, another state disputed by Donald Trump who still refuses to concede his defeat , to certify his results in the American presidential election. And it is Joe Biden who wins this key state and its sixteen main voters. A commission validated Monday, November 23 during a public meeting the results statement. Of the 5.5 million votes cast, Joe Biden has a lead in Michigan of over 155,000 votes.

One of the four members of this commission, a Republican abstained, endorsing the accusations of irregularities made, without evidence, by the outgoing president who had won this state by a hair in 2016. It is " unacceptable "that there are" so many unresolved questions left, "said Norman Shinkle, in a meeting broadcast live online and attended by tens of thousands of people.

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The Georgia secretary of state certified the state ' s 2020 presidential election results Friday, officially declaring Biden has 306 electoral votes to Trump’ s 232, though the president has yet to concede the race and has Republican canvassing board member in Michigan could delay vote certification .

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Certification of election results is usually a little-followed routine. But President Trump and his allies had been putting pressure on Republicans in Michigan in recent days in hopes of delaying the process. Two elected officials from the local Congress were even invited to the White House on Friday.

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The second Republican sitting on Michigan's certification commission, Aaron van Langevelde, however, estimated Monday that there were many "misinterpretations on the role" of this organ. "We are not a court, we cannot conduct a trial," he stressed, considering that it was his "duty" to certify the results.

"Democracy prevailed," said Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson on Twitter . The commission's vote "confirms a truth: the election was fair and secure and its result reflects the will of the voters," added the Democrat. Another key state, Pennsylvania, where Joe Biden has a lead of more than 80,000 votes, must also certify his results Monday.

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