Donald Trump’s options narrow as Michigan pushes on with certifying Biden victory Comments

By Associated Press |

President Donald Trump listens during an event in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Friday, November 20, 2020.

Donald Trump suffered another setback on Friday in his bid to overturn his projected loss in the US presidential election after Michigan election officials indicated they would move ahead with certifying the state’s results which show victory for challenger Joe Biden.

Michigan’s election agency recommended that the November 3 results be certified next week by state canvassers, a decision that would bless Biden’s victory over President Trump but likely not cool partisan strife over the vote.

The recommendation was posted online with the formal Monday meeting notice of the Board of State Canvassers. The guidance came at the end of a stormy week in which Trump summoned Republican state lawmakers to the White House on Friday in an extraordinary effort to try to set aside Biden’s 154,000-vote victory.

On Tuesday, GOP canvassers in Wayne County, Michigan’s largest county, refused to certify local results but then changed their position after hours of intense public criticism over Zoom. Then after talking to Trump, they said a day later they were rescinding their previous vote but it was too late.

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