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Michigan House Speaker says President Donald Trump didn't ask Republican lawmakers to “break the law” or “interfere” with the election

Michigan House Speaker says President Donald Trump didn't ask Republican lawmakers to “break the law” or “interfere” with the election
Posted at 10:39 AM, Nov 23, 2020

Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield says President Donald Trump didn't ask the state's Republican lawmakers to “break the law” or “interfere” with the election during a meeting at the White House.

Chatfield was among several GOP legislators who met with Trump on Friday amid Trump's longshot efforts to block Joe Biden’s win.

Chatfield's comments on Sunday to Fox News about the highly unusual meeting came a day before canvassers plan to meet on whether to certify Biden’s 154,000-vote victory.

Michigan’s election agency has recommended that the Nov. 3 results — including Biden’s victory — be certified on Monday by the canvassing board , which has two Democrats and two Republicans.