Charlotte Tyler
December 23, 2023

Trump heading encouraging Michigan officials to not certify 2020 election results

According to a story from the Detroit News, former President Trump pushed two members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers to not certify the results of the presidential election that took place in 2020.

The outlet asserts that it has listened to recordings of a phone discussion that took place on November 17, 2020, between Trump and Republican canvassers Monica Palmer and William Hartmann, as Fox News reported.

During the call, Trump pressured the canvassers not to sign the certification: "We've got to fight for our country," said Trump on the recording, according to the News.

He reportedly added, "We can't let these people take our country away from us."

Additional Parties to the Call

According to the publication's report, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel was also on the phone call.

"If you can go home tonight, do not sign it," McDaniel reportedly told the canvassers in Michigan. "We will get you attorneys."

"We'll take care of that," Trump allegedly added.

From the Trump Campaign

A spokesperson for the Trump campaign spoke to the issue, telling Fox News Digital that there was nothing for the former president to be ashamed of on the calls.

"All of President Trump’s actions were taken in furtherance of his duty as President of the United States to faithfully take care of the laws and ensure election integrity," the spokesperson said.

The campaign representative went on to reiterate the former president's beliefs that the election was stolen and results should have been held until further investigation could take place.

"President Trump and the American people have the Constitutional right to free and fair elections," the spokesperson went on.

"Crooked Joe Biden and the Democrats are spinning their wheels in the face of devastating polling numbers and desperately leaking misleading information to interfere in the election," the statement added.

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