Statement of UAW President Rory L. Gamble on Michigan Leaders Meeting with President Donald Trump

Detroit - “Enough. Voters in Wayne County, Michigan and throughout this country should know that their votes aren’t subject to some arcane public relations spectacle using the courts and legislative procedures as a hammer to deprive them of their personal Constitutional rights to vote.

Today, in the ultimate insult to voters, the two leaders of Michigan’s Legislature are headed to the White House for an arm-twisting to artfully try to deny the counting of their legitimate votes.

The Board of Canvassers by law has a duty to certify the votes that were certified at the local level. And the Michigan Legislature by law has a duty to appoint the Electoral College representatives of the candidate receiving the most Michigan votes. President-Elect Joe Biden received 150,000 more votes in Michigan than the President.

In the quixotic quest to find some evidence of voter fraud, the effort in Michigan has somehow morphed into not counting millions of Michiganders legitimate votes.

Enough. Time to certify and move on.”