Mike Shirkey and Lee Chatfield, Michigan GOP leaders, summoned by Trump for White House meeting

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President Trump on Thursday invited the Republican leaders of Michigan's legislature to the White House as his legal team engages in a long-shot strategy to create enough doubt about the election results to persuade GOP legislators in states won by presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden instead to choose pro-Trump electors.
Mr. Trump is expected to meet with Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield at the White House on Friday.

A visibly disgusted Mr. Biden said the president's apparent wooing of the GOP state legislators shows that he is "one of the most irresponsible presidents in American history."

"There's questions whether it's even legal," Mr. Biden said. "It's going to be interesting to see who shows up [at the White House meeting]. We won Michigan. It's going to be certified."

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, said she hopes the GOP statehouse leaders wear masks and stay safe if they do end up visiting the White House.

"All the meetings in the world, though, can't take away from the fact that Joe Biden won Michigan by over 150,000 votes," she said. "So we will be sending a slate of electors that reflects the will of the people of Michigan at the end of this…
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