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Fri Nov 20, 2020, 07:00 PM

Michigan GOP leaders after White House meeting: 'We will follow the law'

Source: The Detroit News

Washington ó Michiganís top two legislative leaders vowed that the presidential candidate with the most votes will win the state's electoral votes after departing a Friday meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House.

With the eyes of the nation on them and criticisms flying from Democrats, seven Michigan lawmakers traveled to meet with Trump for about an hour. The visit came as supporters of the president have moved in recent days to overturn the results of the state's election, which Democratic President-elect Joe Biden won by more than 154,000 votes in unofficial returns.

"We have not yet been made aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election in Michigan and, as legislative leaders, we will follow the law and follow the normal process regarding Michiganís electors, just as we have said throughout this election," House Speaker Lee Chatfield and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey said after the meeting.

In a joint statement, Chatfield, R-Levering, and Shirkey, R-Clarklake, said they highlighted during the meeting their commitment to seeing "further federal dollars" appropriated for Michigan as the state deals with the COVID-19 pandemic

Read more: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2020/11/20/biden-adviser-michigan-lawmakers-cant-intervene-election-result/6355274002/



So they used their meeting with Trump to lobby for pandemic aid.

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pnwmom Friday OP
Thekaspervote Friday #1
JustABozoOnThisBus Saturday #17
jimlup Saturday #19
634-5789 Friday #2
mobeau69 Friday #3
modrepub Friday #4
Midnight Writer Friday #5
bucolic_frolic Friday #6
SheltieLover Friday #7
pnwmom Friday #8
SheltieLover Friday #9
Marcuse Friday #10
cstanleytech Saturday #11
Eyeball_Kid Saturday #14
cstanleytech Saturday #16
FrodosNewPet Saturday #20
Eyeball_Kid Saturday #15
paleotn Saturday #23
BainsBane Saturday #12
Miguelito Loveless Saturday #13
DeminPennswoods Saturday #24
mahatmakanejeeves Saturday #18
mahatmakanejeeves Saturday #21
paleotn Saturday #22

Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 07:02 PM

1. So...can we move on now..they are going to follow the law in their state

And no, they arenít going to throw the election to dotard

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:41 AM

17. Maybe Trump/Giuliani will accept MI's vote. PA is still being challenged. nt

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #17)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 07:40 AM

19. I think that the rPuke strategy is MI or GA and then

PA is a must for them. They are hoping to steal either MI or GA by "irregularities" and force the same thing in PA. But looking at the map and Electoral College votes, PA is a must and then either MI or GA.

They will file suit in GA for "Audits" and "Recounts". They will try to disrupt the certification in MI on monday. If they mange either plays then PA and they need one more. Probably AR though I don't know how they're going to try and get AR back.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 07:02 PM

2. So they used their meeting with Trump to lobby for pandemic aid? I SMELL A RAT!

tRump can't give 2 goat turds about the pandemic. I'm not buying this story.

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Response to 634-5789 (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 07:07 PM

3. They attended for the Oval Office photos and the McDonalds lunch.

They used his ass for hamberders.

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Response to 634-5789 (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 07:17 PM

4. Quid Pro Quo

This for That

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 07:25 PM

5. Something wrong when elected officials have to release a statement of "We will follow the law".

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 07:50 PM

6. Law is not always cut and dry

Just like the tax code. The IRS interprets it, taxpayers sue to get around it. These outcomes are case law.

Donnie is trying to make the law leak like a sieve.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 08:19 PM

7. I thought meeting was Monday?

Did someone move it to today?

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 08:56 PM

8. I believe the state certification is on Monday.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 09:11 PM

9. Ty!

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 11:31 PM

10. That's what Barr always says.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 12:00 AM

11. They said they would follow the law they did not say that they would not

try to use existing law to help Trump like he was demanding they do.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 01:13 AM

14. IMO, someone informed them about their criminal liability if they allowed themselves to be...

... bullied by Trumpy-Boy. They weren't going to let Trump hang them out to dry.

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 01:26 AM

16. They are Republicans though and if its one thing Republicans have shown is they are untrustworthy

weasels and I would not trust them for a moment not to try something to help Trump.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #16)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:01 AM

20. Michigan's redistricting is FINALLY a bipartisan commission (committee?), not the state legislature

They are skating on thin ice already.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:03 AM

23. They can't....

MI law specifically states the electors represent the party with the majority of votes. They would have to change MI state law to get this to work and that isn't going to happen. It's a last gasp, stupid effort by a dying president. The two STATE legislators just thought it would be cool to be called to Washington by the president. State legislators rarely get that kind of notice.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 12:32 AM

12. I wonder why they even went?

Especially considering the place is teeming with COVID.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 12:41 AM

13. Don't trust them

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:20 AM

24. That's what MI Lt Gov said on The Last Work

with O'Donnell last night.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:49 AM

18. This could have been accomplished a lot more easily via Zoom or Teams.

With the eyes of the nation on them and criticisms flying from Democrats, seven Michigan lawmakers traveled to meet with Trump for about an hour.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:15 AM

21. This morning, I asked @SenMikeShirkey if he would honor the will of Michigan voters ...

bonkers

This morning, I asked
@SenMikeShirkey
if he would honor the will of Michigan voters in his meeting with Trump today. He responded by singing a hymn about being persecuted:


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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:59 AM

22. Yea, because you can't change the law....

Hopefully they informed shit stain that with a Democratic governor, this is a fool's errand. Same for WI and PA. There's no way in hell they can push through a change in state law making this tactic even remotely possible. Even if they did go completely rogue and send a Rethuglican slate of electors to the electoral college in Dec. anyway, in violation of state law, the lawfully elected slate for MI would be there too. The rogue slate of electors wouldn't be recognized, since they weren't legally chosen.

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