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Politics Michigan GOP legislators appear at Trump Hotel after White House meeting

02:05  22 november  2020
02:05  22 november  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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Michigan's top GOP legislators made an appearance at Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Friday after attending a meeting at the White House with President Trump that sparked widespread scrutiny.

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Photos obtained by the Detroit Free Press show Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R) and other state GOP members gathered inside the hotel on Friday.

CNN reported that Chatfield and Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R) both stayed Friday night at the hotel, which is located just blocks from the White House, following their meeting with Trump earlier in the day.

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Here’s what you need to know Michigan lawmakers, after meeting with Trump , reaffirm that they will honor the state’s vote. Georgia’s governor certifies presidential electors for Biden. “As legislative leaders, we will follow the law and follow the normal process regarding

It was unclear how many GOP legislators visited the White House , but the group included Michigan state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and Still, it was expected that Friday's meeting would include at least some members of Trump 's legal team — raising questions about what they might say

Images of the GOP legislators were also projected on the outside of the hotel building Friday night, along with the messages "The world is watching" and "voters decided." It wasn't clear who was behind the images, according to The New York Times.

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The top Michigan Republican legislative leaders who met with President Trump at the White House as part of the president's extraordinary move to try to overturn Joe Biden's popular vote win in the state said Friday evening they will 'follow the law.' The lawmakers, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey

MICHIGAN 's top Republican lawmakers said after meeting with President Donald Trump on Friday that they didn't receive any new information that could "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

Trump invited the legislators to visit the White House amid a broad effort by the president and his legal team to challenge Michigan's election results. Biden leads Trump by about 154,000 votes in Michigan.


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After the meeting, Shirley and Chatfield said in a statement that they had not been "made aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election in Michigan" and said "as legislative leaders, we will follow the law and follow the normal process regarding Michigan's electors, just as we have said throughout this election."

Trump took to Twitter on Saturday and stepped on the pair's message, claiming without offering evidence that "massive voter fraud will be shown." Both of his tweets were labeled as "disputed."

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Following their White House meeting with Trump Friday evening, the Michigan lawmakers made clear they had not swayed by the president to go along with any scheme to alter the election outcome in their state.

Trump ’s closed-door meeting with Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirley and House Speaker Lee Chatfield came as the president’s campaign and allies mount a long-shot effort to strong-arm GOP legislators in several pro-Biden states to set aside the will of voters in favor of picking Trump -backing

The state lawmakers said they were joined by their colleagues at the White House and delivered a letter to Trump laying out their support for congressional aid to assist the state amid the coronavirus pandemic. However, the meeting was thrust into the spotlight due to Michigan's presidential election results as Trump escalates his efforts to reverse the outcome.

Trump reached out on Tuesday night to officials in Wayne County, Mich., who sought to block the certification of votes there, which led to accusations of racism given the number of votes by Black Americans that could have been overturned.

The president then invited the Michigan lawmakers to the White House, prompting backlash among those who saw it as a blatant attempt to influence elected officials and push for pro-Trump electors to be appointed in Michigan.

The White House insisted Friday that the meeting was not about "advocacy."

Trump and his legal team have mounted a long-shot bid to overturn election results in Michigan and several other states where Biden leads. The strategy has been concentrated on discounting votes in urban areas like Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Milwaukee. These areas are Democratic strongholds and home to high percentages of Black voters.

The president has not given any indication that he will concede soon, despite facing a series of setbacks in court and multiple states certifying Biden as the winner.

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