Breaking: Trump reaches out to Michigan GOP leaders to overturn election results
US President Donald Trump has called for an extraordinary meeting with Republican leaders from Michigan, in another desperate move to reverse the results of the disputed election.
Trump extended the invitation on Thursday morning to GOP lawmakers, including the Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield.
They agreed to meet the president at the White House, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.
The sources said that Trump’s campaign’s latest attempt is to convince Republican-controlled legislatures in battleground states such as Michigan and Pennsylvania, to set aside the results and determine Trump the winner.
“The entire election frankly in all the swing states should be overturned and the legislatures should make sure that the electors are selected for Trump,” one of Trump’s lawyers, Sidney Powell, said on Thursday.
Both Shirkey and Chatfield, however, have indicated that they will not try to overturn Biden’s win.
“Michigan law does not include a provision for the Legislature to directly select electors or to award electors to anyone other than the person who received the most votes,” Shirkey’s spokeswoman said last week.
Chatfield also tweeted earlier, “Whoever gets the most votes will win Michigan! Period. End of story. Then we move on.”
Regarding Trump’s latest attempt to outreach to Michigan legislators, Biden said Thursday that it was “going to be another incident where he will go down in history as being one of the most irresponsible presidents in America history.”
“It’s just outrageous what he’s doing,” Biden said.