The Guardian reports:
Donald Trump has mounted an all-out assault on the election result in Michigan, reportedly planning to fly state lawmakers to meet with him in Washington and phoning county officials in an apparent attempt to derail the certification of Democrat Joe Biden’s 150,000-vote victory in the state. On Tuesday night, Trump placed phone calls to two Republican members of a county-level vote certification board the night before the pair tried to reverse their previous endorsement.
The news emerged as Republican lawmakers in Michigan prepared to fly to Washington on Friday to meet with Trump at his request. While no explanation for the meeting has been given, Trump has been pressuring Republican state lawmakers to try to hijack the electoral college by advancing slates of electors that could compete with those selected by the states’ voters.
Breaking News: President Trump took the extraordinary step of inviting Michigan state lawmakers to the White House as part of his bid to subvert the election. The deadline for the state to certify its election results is Monday. https://t.co/yXzh7tKzB7
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 19, 2020