Earlier in today’s board of canvassers meeting, Michigan Republican Aaron Van Langevelde made pretty clear that he was going to end up voting to certify the results. Now, just a few moments ago, he confirmed that he’s indeed voting to certify. That officially puts it over the top. That made certificaton a done deal. Trump’s guy Shinkle ended up abstaining, making the result 3-0-1.
This means that Joe Biden has won Michigan. Again. With the Michigan results now certified, another door has just been slammed in Trump’s face. It’s not that Trump ever had anything greater than a 0.0% chance of somehow magically stealing Biden’s electoral votes in Michigan. But today’s vote means that he can’t even slightly delay the inevitable in the state. We’re guessing Shinkle voted to abstain because he didn’t want to face criminal charges, as voting “no” would have been a felony.
This comes even as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled against Donald Trump today, slamming yet another door in his face. Trump never had any shot at all of overturning the election, but now it should be clear even to those who haven’t been paying close enough attention to see that Trump never had a chance.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report