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Protesters Confront Michigan Lawmaker to Certify Election Vote for Joe Biden



The Michigan Senate Republican Majority Leader was greeted with placards from protesters saying “SHAME” and chants of “certifying the vote” as he walked towards President Donald Trump. To access CNBC’s exclusive live video subscribe to CNBC PRO: The Michigan Senate Republican Majority Leader and other state lawmakers were greeted Friday with signs from protesters saying “SHAME.” and chants of “certifying the vote” as he walked up to President Donald Trump. Trump should lean on them to reverse President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in that state, according to an NBC News report. Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and the others were confronted by about 20 protesters after arriving at Reagan International Airport just outside Washington, DC, ahead of their White House meeting. Trump’s invitation to Michigan lawmakers in an apparent effort to have them overturn the popular presidential vote is considered unprecedented. “It’s hard to imagine worse, more undemocratic action from a sitting US president,” said US Senator Mitt Romney, R-Utah. Romney was the 2012 GOP candidate for president; his late father, George Romney, had been governor of Michigan. White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany told reporters on Friday that the meeting between Trump and lawmakers was not an advocacy meeting, and also said that no one in Trump’s campaign – apart from Trump himself – even – would not be at the meeting. McEnany said the president “regularly” meets with state officials. But a Republican Michigan leader close to Shirkey and state House Speaker Lee Chatfield, who was also invited by Trump to the meeting, told NBC News the two expect the two that the president put pressure on them to try to undo Biden’s victory in their state. But the leader also said that if the men plan to tell Trump that they will pursue his allegations of irregularities and fraud in the votes in Detroit, they will obey Michigan law and not overturn the state’s expected certification. results showing a victory for Biden. “I’m sure the president will try to convince them to do it,” the chief told NBC News, referring both to the cancellation of certification of the vote and to the legislature’s appointment of his own voters. to the Electoral College, as opposed to Biden voters. . But “I find it hard to believe” that they will comply with this request, said the leader. Under Michigan law, its legislature cannot appoint its own voters who are different from the voters list of the presidential candidate who won the popular vote in the state. “Legally, they don’t think they have any real legal options. This cannot legally happen in Michigan. That’s what they’re going to tell the president, ”said the leader. »Subscribe to CNBC TV:» Subscribe to CNBC: »Subscribe to CNBC Classic: Turn to CNBC TV for the latest stock news and analysis. From market futures to live price updates, CNBC is the world leader in business news. The News with Shepard Smith is CNBC’s daily news podcast providing in-depth, non-partisan coverage and perspective on the day’s most important stories. Available at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT daily starting September 30: Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: Follow CNBC on LinkedIn: Follow CNBC News on Facebook: Follow CNBC News on Twitter: Follow CNBC News on Instagram: #CNBC #CNBCTV.

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