President Trump and other Republicans spent Saturday repeating unproven claims of voter fraud in Michigan, stepping on the message of two top state lawmakers who visited the White House on Friday and later indicated that President-elect Joe Biden’s victory there will stand.
Trump sent out a pair of tweets pushing back on the message from Michigan state House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R) and state Senate President Mike Shirkey (R), both of whom met with the president and said afterward they “have not yet been made aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election in Michigan.”
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“Massive voter fraud will be shown!” Trump tweeted Saturday while failing to provide any evidence for his claims that fraud and irregularities cost him a victory in Michigan or other parts of the country.
He added in another tweet that the Michigan lawmakers' joint statement was “true, but much different than reported by the media. We will show massive and unprecedented fraud!”
This is true, but much different than reported by the media. We will show massive and unprecedented fraud! https://t.co/E1gZiqc7EP
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 21, 2020
Separately, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel and Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman Laura Cox wrote a letter urging the Michigan Board of State Canvassers to conduct an audit before it certifies the election results. Biden currently leads Trump by more than 150,000 votes in the Wolverine State. Read more at The Hill