President Trump has called Republican leaders of Michigan’s state Legislature to the White House today as he continues to seek to invalidate Joe Biden’s victory. Election results show Biden beat Trump in Michigan by about 157,000 votes.
Late Wednesday, two Republican members of Wayne County’s Board of Canvassers said in affidavits they wanted to rescind their votes to certify election results in Detroit, which has a large African American population. Both officials, who are white, initially refused to certify the election results, but reversed their opposition after their actions sparked outrage. One of the officials — board chair Monica Palmer — said Thursday she reversed course a second time after receiving a call from President Trump.
This comes as federal court filings allege that 14 militia members who planned to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer also planned to televise the murder of other public officials and burn down the Michigan state House. They’ve all been arrested.