Trump has suffered double losses in an attempt to overturn Biden’s victory.
Nigeria online news reports that US President Donald Trump took double blows in his effort to reverse his defeat on Friday, with Georgia officials certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s small victory there and Michigan Republicans declaring after a meeting in the White House that they had learned nothing to justify reversing the result. in your state.
“We will follow the law and follow normal process with respect to Michigan voters, as we have said during this election,” said Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield. , in a joint statement issued Friday night.
The events came as a blow to Trump after Thursday’s tumult when the president’s attorneys held a press conference on Capitol Hill to make inflammatory and false claims that Biden rigged the election and proclaimed his intention to aggressively challenge the results.
Trump made a remarkably personal intervention in Michigan this week, where his lawyers hope to stop state certification of the ballot, to be considered at a meeting Monday, and get the Republican-controlled legislature to appoint pro-Trump voters. Trump follows Biden in Michigan by about 156,000 votes.
But even after a personal invitation to the White House from the president, the state’s two top Republican lawmakers in particular did not endorse his unsubstantiated claims of widespread fraud in the state and instead said they used the meeting to pressure Trump. for more covid-19 relief funds. .
“We have not yet learned of any information that changes the outcome of the Michigan elections,” Shirkey and Chatfield said in their joint statement.
“The Michigan certification process must be a deliberate process free from threats and intimidation,” they added. “Allegations of fraudulent behavior must be taken seriously, thoroughly investigated and, if proven, prosecuted to the full extent of the law. And the candidates who get the most votes win the Michigan election and electoral votes. These are simple truths that should provide confidence in our choices. “