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.
Monday, Michigan's 16 electors will meet to cast their votes for President at the @MIStateCapitol.— Senator Dayna Polehanki (@SenPolehanki) December 13, 2020
Sadly, the Capitol and government buildings in Lansing will be closed due to safety and security concerns, and no one is to report to work onsite per the @MichStatePolice 1/2 https://t.co/DpCyZDBGJP
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."
Gideon D'Assandro, spokesman for the House Speaker, said it is correct that the MI State Police did not make the call about closing offices. "House & Senate leadership conferred with them and then made the call with their respective business offices to ensure everyone's safety." https://t.co/0vpkC3uX7b— Paul Egan (@paulegan4) December 13, 2020