Michigan's GOP House speaker: If I switched electors, "we'd lose our country foreverMichigan’s Republican Speaker of the House said the state will not change electors to give President Trump the win, despite the vote, because doing so would “bring mutually assured destruction for every future election in regards to the Electoral College.”
In a statement, Lee Chatfield said “I fear we’d lose our country forever” should the Republicans switch the slate of electors.
“I fought hard for President Trump. Nobody wanted him to win more than me. I think he’s done an incredible job. But I love our republic, too. I can’t fathom risking our norms, traditions and institutions to pass a resolution retroactively changing the electors for Trump, simply because some think there may have been enough widespread fraud to give him the win," he continued.
Michigan casts its electoral votes during the 2 p.m. ET hour.