Michigan leader: Trump didn't ask for election interference

Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield says President Donald Trump didn't ask the state's Republican lawmakers to “break the law” or “interfere” with the election during a meeting at the White House. Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield says President Donald Trump didn't ask the state's Republican lawmakers to “break the law” or “interfere” with the election during a meeting at the White House. |  Photo: AP Video

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Created: November 22, 2020 03:40 PM

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield says President Donald Trump didn't ask the state's Republican lawmakers to “break the law” or “interfere” with the election during a meeting at the White House.

Chatfield was among several GOP legislators who met with Trump on Friday, amid Trump's longshot efforts to block Joe Biden’s win.

Chatfield's comments to Fox News about the highly unusual meeting came a day before canvassers plan to meet on whether to certify Biden’s 154,000-vote victory.

Michigan’s election agency has recommended that the Nov. 3 results - including Biden’s victory - be certified by the canvassing board, which has two Democrats and two Republicans.

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