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Legislative office buildings in Lansing closed Monday due to security concerns

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Posted at 6:10 PM, Dec 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-13 18:41:24-05

LANSING, Mich. — State House and Senate office buildings will all be closed Monday, Dec. 14, during the meeting of the Electoral College due to security concerns.

At 2 p.m. Monday, the state's 16 presidential electors will meet in the Senate chamber to officially cast their votes for Democratic President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

A spokesperson for the House Speaker confirmed to FOX 17 that this closure was not a decision made by police, but rather leaders within the House of Representatives and Senate made the call to "ensure everyone's safety."