The President’s team believes it has a great case in Michigan related to the tremendous amount of voter and election fraud in this year’s election.
President Trump’s campaign said it scored two victories Monday in its effort to contest results in several key battleground states, as Michigan state legislators agreed to hold a hearing into election irregularities while a federal appeals court expedited proceedings to consider Trump’s legal challenge in Pennsylvania.
The developments were announced by Trump campaign senior legal counsel Jenna Ellis, who said the GOP-led Michigan House would hold its hearing at 9 a.m. on Wednesday.
“We are grateful to Michigan House lawmakers for not rushing to certify inaccurate election results,” lawyer Jenna Ellis told Just the News on Monday afternoon. “We are confident they will share the same concerns once they see the extent of the outright fraud and disregard for the law that happened in Michigan and across the nation. Every American should want to know the truth.”
Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield, a Republican, said over the weekend that a “constitutional crisis” may occur.
“If there were to be a 2-2 split on the State Board of Canvassers, it would then go to the Michigan Supreme Court to determine what their response would be, what their order would be,” he told “Fox & Friends” Sunday. “If they didn’t have an order that it be certified, well now we have a constitutional crisis in the state of Michigan. It’s never occurred before.”
And Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, a Republican, wrote on Twitter Sunday that the state’s election process “MUST be free of intimidation and threats.”
“Whether the Board of Canvassers certifies our results tomorrow or decides to take the full time allowed by law to perform their duties, it’s inappropriate for anyone to exert pressure on them,” Shirkey said.
On Saturday, Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman Laura Cox and Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel called on Michigan to carry out a “full” and “transparent” election audit before the State Board of Canvassers moves to certify on Monday.
Their letter also noted “numerical anomalies and credible reports of procedural irregularities” made by GOP Senate candidate John James.
Michigan Board of State Canvassers votes 3-0 to certify election results
The Michigan Board of State Canvassers voted Monday to certify the state’s election results despite ongoing legal challenges from the Trump campaign.
The bipartisan committee voted 3-0 in favor of certification. Board member Norman Shinkle, a Republican, opted to abstain from the vote while calling for an overhaul of the state’s elections procedures.
“I do not plan on voting for certification,” Shinkle said in his final statement ahead of the vote. “I believe Wayne County’s certification process needs to be looked at. I think there’s serious problems with it,” according to Fox News.
The Trump campaign pledged to continue its legal fight in Michigan and other states.
“Certification by state officials is simply a procedural step,” Trump campaign senior legal adviser Jenna Ellis said in a statement. “We are going to continue combatting election fraud around the country as we fight to count all the legal votes. Americans must be assured that the final results are fair and legitimate.”