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State board certifies Michigan election results

After days of pressure and intense national scrutiny, the Michigan Board of State Canvassers voted to certify the results of the state’s November election.

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After days of pressure and intense national scrutiny, the Michigan Board of State Canvassers voted to certify the results of the state’s November election.

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On today's Morning News Roundup, Michigan's 16 electorial votes will go to President-Elect Joe Biden, following yesterday's statewide certification of the November 3 election. We'll have the latest.

And health officials in northwest Lower Michigan are asking residents to take extra precautions against COVID-19. 

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On today's Morning News Roundup, a state board will meet today to consider certifying Michigan's election results. But some Republicans are asking the board to delay the decision. We'll have the latest.


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Election law attorneys talk about their expectation for Monday's Board of Canvassers certification in Michigan. Epidemiologists continue to sound the alarm about Thanksgiving celebrations.  This is your news roundup for Friday, November 20. 

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