After Weeks of Threats and Protests, Michigan’s Electors Vote for Joe Biden
Monday, December 14, 2020, is the day Donald Trump has been dreading ever since the Presidential election was called for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on November 7th. Despite all of his lawsuits and rallies and tweets, Trump couldn’t stop the math and the truth as all fifty states certified their votes for Biden. Trump has not only now lost the Popular Vote by historic margins in two different Presidential elections, but he’s also going to officially lose the Electoral College vote as well.
One of the most contentious of all the battleground states is Michigan, which has seen Trump supporters make threats towards its Democratic female Governor, Gretchen Whitmer, and Democratic female Secretary of State, Jocelyn Benson, as well as gathering at armed protests at the Michigan State Capitol building. But nothing they did stopped Michigan residents from voting for Joe Biden, and they really didn’t even try to stop the Electoral Votes from happening on Monday.
Journalist Jonathan Karl shared a photo on Twitter of a small gathering who showed up to protest today’s vote, indicating that maybe some reality is finally starting to sink in among the MAGA faithful.
— Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) December 14, 2020
Meanwhile, Michigan State Police refused to allow a group of self-proclaimed Republican electors to enter the state’s Capitol, claiming they were there to cast their votes.
“The Electors are already here, they’ve been checked in.” Michigan State Police are blocking access to the Capitol, preventing the GOP Electors from getting inside #Michigan #ElectoralCollege #ElectoralCollegeVote pic.twitter.com/GzTK5gGCJ1
— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) December 14, 2020
“Per the governor’s office, per the Speaker of the House, per the Speaker of the Senate, the Capitol is closed unless you have an office here to conduct business today or you are taking part in the Electoral College process,” an officer explained to the GOP activists.
All 306 Electoral College votes will be sent to Congress to be officially certified for Joe Biden on January 6, 2021.