Michigan Certifies Joe Biden's Election Victory
November 24, 2020
The Michigan Board of State Canvassers voted Monday to certify the state's election results after weeks of attempts by President Trump, the outgoing Republican nominee, to overturn his opponent's victory. Three members voted in favor of certification, and one abstained.
Two Republican voters on the board, Aaron Van Langevelde and Norm Shinkle, were of particular interest to politics watchers across the nation. Van Langevelde ultimately voted to certify the results, arguing that he saw "no language in the law" granting the board the power to audit the election results.
Shinkle, who abstained, told The New York Times last week he hadn't made up his mind on how he would vote. During the board meeting, however, he complained about what he said was a lack of Republican representation among poll workers and it became apparent that he would not vote to certify.