Michigan election officials certified Democrat Joe Biden’s 154,000-vote win on Monday in the state despite President Donald Trump’s challenge to the 2020 election. The state’s 16 electoral votes will go to Biden.
There were two Republicans and two Democrats, who confirmed the results on a 3-0 vote with one abstention.
Trump met with Michigan GOP legislators and wrote on Twitter: “We will show massive and unprecedented fraud!”
Supporters of the president and losing GOP Senate candidate John James had urged the panel to delay voting for two weeks to audit votes in heavily Democratic Wayne County, home to Detroit, according to published reports.
“The people of Michigan have spoken. President-elect Biden won the state of Michigan by more than 154,000 votes, and he will be our next president on January 20th,” Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said in a statement.
“Certification by state officials is simply a procedural step. We are going to continue combatting election fraud around the country as we fight to count all the legal votes. Americans must be assured that the final results are fair and legitimate,” Jenna Ellis, a legal adviser to the Trump campaign, said in a statement.