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Trump had earlier held a meeting with the lawmakers, reported CNN.

On Friday, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said an audit could not be before the certification of the results, as election officials didn't have legal access to the documents they needed.

Other Republicans like U.S. Rep. Fred Upton also sounded off on Sunday.

"No one has come up with any evidence of fraud or abuse" he said.

'Michigan election law clearly requires that the state´s electors must be those nominated by the party that received the most votes - not the Legislature, ' says a stock email House Republicans are sending in response to people who contact their offices.

The Republicans asked the state board of canvassers to put off for 14 days the certification that is scheduled for Monday.

From personal calls with a Wayne County canvasser, to meeting with Republican state lawmakers in Washington, the president's strategy questioning Michigan's election, which President-elect Joe Biden won, continues as time runs short. Trump has continued his long-shot bid to overturn the election result by pressuring state Republican officials to delay certifying vote counts.

With President Donald Trump attempting to overturn the election results in the state of MI, a local organization has filed a lawsuit against the president.

If the board is deadlocked, Mark Brewer, former chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party and Attorney at Goodman Acker LLC, says, "they will be ordered to certify by a court backed up by the very sanctions a court can impose". "It's mandatory and ministerial to perform their duty of certifying the election".

On Thursday, the president summoned senior Republicans in Michigan's state Legislature to the White House-raising hackles of political observers and voters in MI and across the nation. Board members serve four-year terms and operate in relative obscurity, certifying vote results, which are then turned over to the Electoral College by the governor. "You've got to let those votes stand".

Norman Shinkle, a Republican state canvasser, previously told MLive the aftermath of the election is "totally different than what we're used to."

"The candidates who win the most votes win elections and Michigan's electoral votes", they said.

Julie Matuzak, a Democrat state canvasser and Macomb County Commissioner, is a retired political coordinator for the American Federation of Teachers' Michigan branch. Here again in MI, it's not a razor-thin margin, it's 154,000 votes.

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