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Politics Trump Makes New Unverified Claim About Michigan Votes After Meeting State Republicans

07:40  20 november  2020
07:40  20 november  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

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Mr. Trump has often made threats about cutting off funding to states but has not always followed through. Republican -controlled legislatures and G.O.P. election lawyers around the country are trying to block or minimize widespread absentee voting and other measures that would make voting

For Mr. Trump and his Republican allies, Michigan has become the prime target in their campaign to subvert the will of voters backing Mr. Biden in Mr. Trump called at least one G.O.P. elections official in the Detroit area this week after she voted to certify Mr. Biden’s overwhelming victory there, and he

On Thursday evening, President Donald Trump made new and unverified claims of voter fraud in Michigan and Wisconsin, alleging that masses of votes counted overnight began to swing the states in the favor of his political rival, now-President-elect Joe Biden.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: On Thursday night, Republican President Donald Trump issued a tweet making an unverified claim of voter fraud, alleging that overnight vote counting began swinging voting in Michigan in the favor of his political opponent, now-Democratic President-elect Joe Biden. In This January 6, 2018 photo, Trump speaks during a retreat with Republican lawmakers at Camp David in Thurmont, Maryland. © Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty On Thursday night, Republican President Donald Trump issued a tweet making an unverified claim of voter fraud, alleging that overnight vote counting began swinging voting in Michigan in the favor of his political opponent, now-Democratic President-elect Joe Biden. In This January 6, 2018 photo, Trump speaks during a retreat with Republican lawmakers at Camp David in Thurmont, Maryland.

Trump's claim comes after he spoke with Monica Palmer and William Hartmann, two Republicans on the Wayne County, Michigan Board of Canvassers. Trump persuaded them to rescind their certification of their county's votes, including thousands of votes for Biden collected from Detroit. However, Palmer and Hartmann's attempt didn't work and their prior certification still stands.

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Republicans claim a software glitch in Michigan incorrectly sent 6,000 Trump votes to Biden After recount, unofficials results now show that President Trump won the historically red county by just 2 'It certainly makes a lot more sense with people who are familiar with Antrim County,' said Jeremy Scott

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On Thursday night, Trump's Twitter account posted two charts from The New York Times showing the time stamps for ballot counts on November 4, the day immediately following Election Day.

The Michigan chart shows 149,772 votes being counted for Biden at 6:31 a.m. local time, effectively putting Biden within "striking distance" to catch up with Trump's lead at the time.

The Wisconsin chart shows 143,379 votes being counted for Biden at 3:42 a.m. local time, causing Trump to lose the lead he had previously had over Biden.

Trump is suggesting that the early morning infusion of ballots voting for Biden is possible evidence of fraud, but such a claim hasn't been conclusively proven. Other factors may account for what the charts show, however.

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Donald Trump , in an extraordinary move, is inviting Michigan state Republican lawmakers to the White House on Friday as he apparently opens a new front in his battle to overturn election results Donald Trump is meeting with state GOP lawmakers from Michigan on Friday, according to a source.

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While totals from in-person Election Day voting seemed to give Trump a commanding lead over Biden, this lead was part of a much-discussed "red mirage", making it appear that Trump was winning before each state began counting its mail-in, absentee and provisional ballots; most of which leaned Democrat.

Michigan received over 3.1 million absentee ballots, but its Republican-controlled state legislature required county election officials to wait until Election Day to start counting them.

A new Michigan state law also gave cities with at least 25,000 residents 10 extra hours on November 2 to begin opening mail-in ballots in preparation for their counting later on, according to CNN.

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President Trump leveled a string of accusations of voter fraud Thursday, claiming it was 'rampant' in Detroit and that the election was 'rigged' against him Trump tagged Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp in his claims of voter fraud in the state . Trump homed in on Michigan , where there was

President Trump has invited Republican state lawmakers from Michigan to the White House on Friday, according to a person familiar with the matter, as he works to interfere in the results of the election. It's not clear at this point how many lawmakers will come. Trump extended the invitation on

The New York Times's charts could reflect that the counting of these ballots, most of which came from Democratic-leaning urban centers, began early the following morning.

The same could apply to Wisconsin where the Democratic stronghold of Milwaukee reported over 169,000 absentee votes overnight, according to CNN.

Newsweek contacted Michigan and Wisconsin's Boards of Elections for comment.

On Thursday, Trump invited Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield, both Republicans, to meet with him on Friday in the nation's capital. Some fear that the GOP lawmakers could attempt to overturn the state's election results.

On Thursday, a Wisconsin Republican election commissioner Dean Knudson said that the state's absentee ballots were invalid because of a logging error on the state's election website, though the votes have not been thrown out.

Wisconsin's recount is set to be finished by December 1, in time for the state to certify the results, but legal disagreements could leave aspects of the counting up to the courts, according to The Sentinel.

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On November 19, Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said that Trump's campaign has enough "provable, illegal ballots" to overturn the election. Trump's team is now more focused on trying to persuade Republican state legislators who appoint electoral college voters to swing the final vote in his favor, according to Reuters.

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All week, the president has been tweeting madly. But many of his claims are mindless. Biden is on track to receive 306 electoral votes, compared with 232 for Trump. Biden has bigger leads than Trump had in two of the three states — Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin — that handed Trump the presidency in 2016. On top of that, Biden appears to have won Arizona and Georgia, two traditional red states, by narrow margins. (In the popular vote, Biden is also ahead by more than 5 million votes, but of course that doesn’t matter in the electoral college math.

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