Experts on MI election law said the state Board of Canvassers' authority was limited in scope and its primary responsibility was to certify the results.
Trump's tweet links to a story by the Wayne Dupree Show, which recalled that in 2012, Trump tweeted about reports of voting machines "switching Romney votes to Obama", and urged voters to "pay close attention to the machines" to prevent suspected fraud.
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., issued a statement calling on the Trump administration to allow the formal transition process to get underway but stopped short of acknowledging that Biden won.
Trump's campaign dropped a federal lawsuit on Thursday challenging the election results in MI, citing the Wayne County officials' affidavits.
The result of the six-day hand recount of the state's 5 million ballots had been widely expected, despite baseless allegations from Trump and his allies that Georgia's vote tallies were suspect because of widespread fraud.
Trump's most recent gambit to steal the election involves wining and dining state-level Republicans at the White House, raising alarm that he'll try to convince them to sway electors his way in states he lost.
"Their duties are to receive the canvas and certify the canvas, that's it", said John Pirich, a former assistant attorney general who now teaches at Michigan State University Law School.
The Trump campaign took this argument a step further on Wednesday, claiming in a lawsuit that the administration of Pennsylvania's election was so flawed that state officials had usurped the power of the legislature to set election rules.
United States President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday said that President Donald Trump's refusal to authorise an orderly transition of power ensured that he would be remembered as "one of the most irresponsible presidents in American history".
The results that will be certified are the totals certified by the counties, not those resulting from the audit.
The Trump campaign has tried to deny Biden victory and overturn vote counts with a string of lawsuits in several states.
"Let me be very clear, this goes beyond partisan politics, and it's an attempt to subvert our democracy and undermine the will of MI voters", Dingell said. In fact, he has not released a statement about why exactly he is meeting with the President.
Despite the setbacks, the Trump campaign has not abandoned its legal efforts.
The meeting comes two days after House Democrats nominated Pelosi to be the speaker who guides them again next year as Biden becomes president, although she seemed to suggest these would be her final two years in the leadership post. Ben Sasse said in part. Judges in three states delivered new legal setbacks to the campaign on Thursday, rejecting claims of improper vote counting.
"It's an abuse of office".
Legal experts have sounded the alarm at the notion of a sitting president seeking to undermine the will of the voters, though they have expressed skepticism that a state legislature could lawfully substitute its own electors. Given the lawsuits defeats the Trump campaign has had, he added, "it's also pathetic".
Even though election officials have not reported any major irregularities, most prominent Republicans have remained devoted to their leader or quietly acceded. In a freaky 100-minute "press conference" on Thursday broadcast only on conspiracy-filled right wing media, Trump's lawyers Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani claimed that Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez (who died in 2013) was part of a group of communists tied to China to help rig the election in Joe Biden's favor.