Monday is the day the Michigan Canvassers Commission is set to meet to confirm the state’s results. The Commission’s certificate of election results is what motivates voters to be elected, which is what is sent to the College of Elections.
But the Trump campaign and the allies are continuing to intervene.
On Saturday, the Republican Party and the Republican National Committee sent a letter to the Canvassers State Committee asking them to postpone the verification for 14 days and wait for the election results in Wayne, which includes Detroit, the largest non-state party.
Writing to the administration Saturday, Michigan Republican chairwoman Laura Cox and Republican National Assembly committee chairwoman Laura Cox, who is from Wolverine state, called for a “full investigation and investigation” of what they say “erroneous and erroneous”.
There is no evidence of widespread fraud across the country.
Wimmer told CNN that they expect the cabinet to be able to confirm at a meeting they are scheduled for Monday.
“We have no reason to doubt that drivers will fulfill their duty of certification. Every state in the 83 states of Michigan has done so. Republican and Democrat writers have insisted that there is no evidence of widespread inconsistencies,”
What councils can and cannot do
“That’s a requirement,” said John Pirich, a former Michigan assistant attorney and law professor at the University of Michigan.
“The Michigan Supreme Court has made it clear that ‘will’ is a must,” said Mark Brewer, the longest-serving Democratic president and chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party and President Goodman Acker.
“It’s clear. It says after confirmation, and it should not be used for consideration or verification,” Pirich was quoted as saying.
“I think with all the potential problems, if it is true, the investigation is appropriate,” said Norman Shinkle. CNN has been out to Shinkle several times to comment. CNN has not yet received a response from other board members.
The Commission could not attempt to endorse some of the results for the state and not all, as suggested by the President of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers at their endorsement meeting, which was very rewarding at the time.
The only reason a committee can postpone a certification, is, if they do not have all the results or information they need to certify. But since all counties have confirmed their results, there is no reason for the commission to postpone the verification through their Monday meeting.
“Historically, the commission unanimously affirmed that day,” Brewer said.
What happens if there is a 2-2 error?
If the commission becomes a 2-2 frontier, as was the case with the Wayne County Board of Canvassers on Tuesday, two rallies could take place.
Steve Liedel, a legal adviser for former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, says similar unrest has happened before, but mostly through a vote.
The first way to force certification is through the people’s courts. If the commission does not approve it by November 23, the Michigan Court of Appeals will order the committee to certify. Liedel said the court has in the past prosecuted members of the board who did not certify, and board members who refused to certify could be charged with intentional misconduct or negligence. If the issue is not resolved by the Court of Appeals, it will go to the Michigan Supreme Court, but Michigan State Attorney’s Office agreed Friday that it would not be possible to go that far.
Asked if Whitmer would be ready to step down if he did not agree, news secretary Tiffany Brown told CNN: “We are not at that point and hope that individuals will do the right thing and respect the will of the electorate.”
If members of parliament do not show up, the board can still act as long as members from each party are present. If there are more than one candidate, the governor will declare the vacancy.
Does the legislature participate and nominate its own voters?
The short answer, according to Michigan election experts, is no.
Although the Canvassers State Commission declined to confirm the results and took the matter to court, Whitmer took possible steps, Michigan state election attorneys explained that the Legislature could not try to nominate its own voters.
“You can see through the entire Michigan State Electoral Code written by the Legislature and signed by the governors of both parties. It plays no role for the legislature in this process,” Brewer said.
“The state of Michigan has a fairly strong separation of powers. And the appointment of members of the Electoral College is lawless, it is not a by-law. And there is nothing in the Michigan Constitution to allow the legislature to do that,” Liedel said.
Liedel added that the only thing the legislature can do in this regard is try to pass a draft law, which would change the law, but it would require the governor’s signature.
Both sides endorsed the electorate at their congress.
Can the voting certificate be revoked?
In Wayne County, after the commission confirmed its findings, both House of Representatives sent a letter of commendation to try to reclaim their votes. Because certificates are filed after the deadline for county-level certifications, there is no way to reclaim their votes.
The same at the state level. Once the committee confirms the results, the meeting will end. To commemorate the vote, the commission will have to reconvene, but Michigan state election experts said Friday that it would not happen.
This story was updated with further developments on Saturday.