Trump lost the election when Joe Biden was projected to be the next president of the United States on November 7, four days after election day.
The request came a day after President Trump met at the White House with Republican state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and GOP state House Speaker Lee Chatfield.
Wrote Shirkey and Chatfield: "Michigan's certification process should be a deliberate process free from threats and intimidation".
The Michigan Board of Canvassers is set to officially certify the election's results Monday. Republican U.S. Senate candidate John James also has requested a delay for similar reasons. Upton, R-St. Joseph, said "the voters have spoken" when he appeared on CNN.
'Michigan election law clearly requires that the state´s electors must be those nominated by the party that received the most votes - not the Legislature, ' says a stock email House Republicans are sending in response to people who contact their offices.
The Republican National Committee and the state Republican Party want the board to adjourn for 14 days to investigate alleged irregularities in Wayne County, the state's largest and home to Detroit. All 83 counties now have certified their own election results.
After a week of foolery in the process of certifying Michigan's election results, which show the state going for decisively for President-elect Joe Biden over incumbent President Trump, Black Detroiters are fighting back against what they see as an attempt to disenfranchise them.
After certifying, Republican canvassers Monica Palmer and William Hartmann later filed affidavits saying they wanted to recant their votes-which a spokeswoman for the Secretary of State and legal counsel for the Wayne County Board of Canvassers said is not possible. The Trump campaign dropped its final lawsuit in the Great Lake State Thursday.
"Michigan has a proud history the last 65 years that this board has always acted in an unanimous nonpartisan fashion", Brewer said.
But according to statute, the secretary of state can not legally release ballots, ballot boxes, equipment or other items necessary to perform an audit until after the canvassers certify the results-a point Benson has made clear in advance of the letter.
On Thursday, the president summoned senior Republicans in Michigan's state Legislature to the White House-raising hackles of political observers and voters in MI and across the nation. The panel was to discuss the board's duties.
The suit alleges that the Trump's post-election efforts "repeat the worst abuses in our nation's history, as Black Americans were denied a voice in American democracy for most of the first two centuries of the Republic". It also asks that the judge block the hijacking of electoral votes.