Trump Invites MI GOP Leaders To White House Amid Desperate Efforts To Overturn Biden Win

President Donald Trump looks on before signing the pardon for Alice Johnson in the Oval Office of the White House on August 28, 2020. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
November 19, 2020 2:40 p.m.

President Donald Trump has invited Michigan’s top Republican lawmakers to the White House on Friday as he furiously works to steal President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the battleground state, according to multiple reports.

The Detroit News reported that Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R) and House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R) are slated to visit Trump.

The President also asked Shirkey to extend the invitation to other Michigan GOP lawmakers, according to the New York Times.

It is not yet known what the meeting will be about. However, it appears likely that Trump will try a new gambit to overturn the state’s election results by pressing the lawmakers to dump the votes and appoint their own electors who would vote for the President instead.

Shirkey told Bridge Michigan earlier this week that a scenario in which Republicans overrule the will of the voters by handing the state to Trump is “not going to happen.”

“We are going to follow the law and follow the process,” he said.

News of the upcoming meeting arose amid the chaos prompted by two GOP Wayne County canvassers in Michigan abruptly attempting to “rescind” their votes to certify the election in their county, which includes Detroit. Monica Palmer, one of those Republican canvassers, revealed that Trump had called her prior to her and her GOP colleague filing their request to take back their votes, which has virtually zero chance of succeeding.

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