Washington, Nov 20 (EFE) .- Michigan Republican leaders who met with President Donald Trump at the White House this afternoon said they had no information that could “change the outcome” of the elections in the state. that supposes a blow to the denunciations of “fraud” without tests wielded by the president.
“We are not aware of information that could change the outcome of the election in Michigan,” they said in a statement at the end of their meeting with Trump in Washington.
The delegation was led by the Speaker of the Michigan Senate, Mike Shirkey, and the Speaker of the House, Lee Chatfield, of the Midwest state.
They also added that “Michigan’s certification process should continue its deliberate process free from threats and intimidation.”
The meeting of the outgoing president, who has not yet acknowledged his defeat in the November 3 election against Democrat Joe Biden, with Republican lawmakers from Michigan came as part of his efforts to turn around the election result in the middle of his accusations, without proof, of “fraud”.
Trump has defended without proof that there were “illegal votes” in the elections, arguing that there was fraud in the vote by mail in several states.
According to the newspaper The New York Times, Michigan, where Biden won and which he plans to certify the results on Monday, has become a primary objective of the Trump campaign to alter the result of the elections.
Republican Monica Palmer, one of four members of the Wayne County Board of Elections, where Detroit is located, told The Washington Post on Thursday that Trump phoned her Tuesday, apparently to pressure her to change her decision to validate Biden’s victory.
Palmer explained that the outgoing president called her at night, just after she and her teammates had certified Biden’s victory in their district.
The day after Trump’s call, on Wednesday, Palmer and the other Republican member of that county’s board of elections announced that they wanted to withdraw their certification of the results, something Michigan authorities have indicated they will not allow.
According to the latest counts, Biden already has 306 delegates in the Electoral College, up from the magic number of 270 that gives victory in the election, while Trump has 232.