Michigan election officials on Monday certified President-elect Joe Biden’s win in the state against President Donald Trump, formally granting the Democrat the state’s 16 electoral votes.
Aaron Van Langevelde, one of the state canvassing board’s two Republican members, joined the two Democrats to confirm the results of the election amid pressure from the Trump campaign to delay the voting for two weeks.
The certification grants Biden the state’s 16 electoral votes. He won the state by 2.8 percentage points.
Challenging the Election
Michigan’s certification was the latest in a series of setbacks in Trump’s efforts to challenge the election and overturn the results. The President had previously invited the state’s GOP lawmakers to the White House where they suggested that legislatures should overturn the popular vote result.
Jenna Ellis, Trump’s legal adviser, on Monday said they would continue to pursue legal action to challenge the results of the election in Michigan state, Newsmax reported.
“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,” Ellis said.