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At least 6 GOP lawmakers attend meeting with Trump

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The Legislature’s Republican leaders led a delegation of GOP lawmakers to meet today (FRI) to meet with President Donald Trump.

House Speaker Lee Chatfield, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and at least four other Republican lawmakers are in the group. The meeting took place as a certification fight rages over Michigan’s November 3rd results. The tallies show President-elect Joe Biden winning the Michigan by over 150-thousand votes.

There was a battle over certifying the results from Detroit and Wayne County and next the Board of State Canvassers has a meeting scheduled for Monday to finalize certification.

The White House described the visit by the GOP lawmakers as “routine,” and Chatfield tweeted that he would not apologize for accepting an opportunity to meet with the President.

The President has refused to acknowledge he lost to Biden. That includes in Michigan, a state he won four years ago.

Rick Pluta is the Capitol Bureau Chief for the Michigan Public Radio Network. He is heard daily on WCMU's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.