All 83 counties now have certified their own election results.
Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield says President Donald Trump didn't ask the state's Republican lawmakers to "break the law" or "interfere" with the election during a meeting at the White House.
The normal transition process has been derailed by Mr Trump's hold-out, with Mr Biden unable to get hold of office space, funding and staff to ease him into position, because a Trump appointee has not confirmed him as the election victor.
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.
They also said, "Michigan's certification process should be a deliberate process free from threats and intimidation".
Upton spoke with CNN's Dana Bash Sunday morning and said, "The voters have spoken".
Trump has made no effort to hide that he believes votes from Detroit specifically should be discounted, tweeting this week with absolutely no evidence that "voter fraud in Detroit is rampant, and has been for many years!" After the meeting, Chatfield and Shirkey in a joint statement said that they had not been "made aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election in Michigan" and said "as legislative leaders, we will follow the law and follow the normal process regarding Michigan's electors, just as we have said throughout this election".
The Republican National Committee and the Michigan Republican Party wrote to Michigan's state board of canvassers on Saturday asking it to adjourn for 14 days to allow for an audit of ballots in the state's largest county.
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Why is election certification important?
Trump has continued his long-shot bid to overturn the election result by pressuring state Republican officials to delay certifying vote counts.
After being called out for racism and agreeing to certify all the votes from Wayne County, the two recalcitrant Republican canvassers said the next day that they wanted to rescind their decision to certify-with one admitting that she had received a call from Trump, notes the NAACP LDF's suit.
Despite warnings against the meeting, a senior group of Republicans from the state Legislature, accompanied by lawyers, flew to Washington to meet with President Trump.
If the board is deadlocked, Mark Brewer, former chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party and Attorney at Goodman Acker LLC, says, "they will be ordered to certify by a court backed up by the very sanctions a court can impose".
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The other Republican on the Board beside Shinkle is state House Republican Caucus attorney Aaron Van Langevelde.