Trump campaign drops Michigan lawsuit over certification of election results

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Mr. Trump also summoned two of Michigan's Republican state legislative leaders, House Speaker Lee Chatfield and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, to Washington, D.C., for a meeting Friday.
Washington — The Trump campaign on Thursday dropped its federal lawsuit in Michigan that sought to block certification of the state's election results, inaccurately claiming the Wayne County Board of Canvassers declined to certify the results even though it did just that earlier this week.

In a filing with the federal district court in Michigan's Western District moving to dismiss the lawsuit, lawyers for the Trump campaign included affidavits from two Republican members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers stating they oppose certification of the results, despite voting to approve them Tuesday.

Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for the Trump campaign, said in a statement the campaign decided to withdraw its lawsuit "as a direct result of achieving the result we sought: to stop the election in Wayne County from being prematurely certified before residents can be assured that every legal vote has been counted and every illegal vote has not been counted."

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Mr. Trump and his lawyers asked the court to block the Michigan board of state canvassers and the Wayne County canvassing board from certifying election results over unsubstantiated claims ballots were illegally cast.

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