Monday is the day when the Michigan State Board of Canvassers is scheduled to meet to certify those results. The board’s certification of election results is what triggers electors to be selected, which is what gets sent to the Electoral College.
What the board can and cannot do
“That’s a mandatory requirement,” John Pirich, a former assistant attorney general to the state of Michigan and current law professor at Michigan State University, said when explaining the laws that govern the board.
“The Michigan Supreme Court has been very clear that ‘shall’ means ‘shall.’ It’s mandatory. It’s ministerial. They have no choice,” said Mark Brewer, the longest serving chair of the Michigan Democratic Party and an attorney at the lawfirm Goodman Acker.
“It’s clear. It says after certification, and it’s not to be used for recounts or certification issues,” Pirich said, referring to the law.
“I do think with all of the potential problems, if any of them are true, an audit is appropriate,” Norman Shinkle said. CNN has reached out to Shinkle multiple times for comment. CNN has also not received responses from the other board members.
The board cannot…
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