(WXMI) — Despite efforts from the Trump Campaign to overturn election results, all 16 of Michigan’s electoral votes will go to President-elect Joe Biden.
The electoral vote caps off some tumultuous weeks that followed Election Day 2020.
Michigan’s 16 Electors have officially cast their votes for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.— Aaron FOX 17 (@AaronParseghian) December 14, 2020
It caps off some tumultuous times in the weeks that followed Election Day.
Here’s a look at back at some of what happened ICYMI: pic.twitter.com/Wz2jz3jCrA
Prior to Monday’s vote, Michigan’s two top Republicans, House Speaker Lee Chatfield, R-Levering and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake issued their strongest statements yet in defending the will of the voters and keeping the electors as is, despite pressure to handpick Republican electors.
“I know this isn’t the outcome some want. It isn’t what I want, either. But we have a republic if we can keep it. And I intend to,” Chatfield said.
The two have said previously they would honor the popular vote but raised questions last month after accepting a now famous White House meeting with President Trump.
Two lawsuits claiming widespread fraud filed by the Trump Campaign in Michigan went nowhere.
Votes were certified in a wildly-covered Wayne and statewide November 23rd.
Following the electoral vote on Monday, the president continued making unfounded claims that massive fraud had an election changing result in Michigan.
WOW. This report shows massive fraud. Election changing result! https://t.co/dFT3sRpUY5— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 14, 2020
Shortly after, Senator Shirkey appeared to refute those claims on Twitter.
The Michigan Senate continues to closely investigate the allegations related to voting machines, but has not discovered material proof of malicious behavior thus far. 1/2— Sen. Mike Shirkey (@SenMikeShirkey) December 14, 2020
Tasked with uniting the county, the soon-to-be 46th President of the United States Joe Biden addressed the nation Monday night.
“Once again, the American America, the rule of law, our constitution and the will of the people prevailed. Our democracy, pushed, tested, threatened, proved to be resilient, true and strong,” Biden said.