December 14th, the electoral college of the U.S. election voted in their respective states to determine who will be the next president of the United States. Although most media think that this will be a turning point for President-elect Biden’s “total victory”, the current US President Trump is still publicly questioning the election results. Due to the “violent threat of existing reliable sources”, the Michigan government announced that it would close the state’s voting venue Capitol on the same day.
According to the Washington Post on the 14th, several government staff said that the state has now closed the state legislature office due to the “threatening of violence” and will close the state capitol building when the electoral college votes.
A spokesman for the state House of Representatives Lee Chatfield said in an interview that the leaders of both houses of Michigan consulted the state police on the current threat.
After discussion, the two sides decided to stop opening the state capitol building to the public on the 14th. The report said that the details of these threats have not been explained or confirmed, but several members of the state have expressed concern about the matter on Twitter.
The President of the United States is not directly elected by voters, but by the electors of the states and Washington, D.C., who come from the party of the candidate who wins the general election in the state.
Before voting, states usually ask the elector to swear that they will vote for the winner of their own state. According to the report, the Electoral College polls are usually held in a low profile, and the Electoral College vote has attracted much attention due to Trump’s weeks of “unfounded” lawsuits this year to try to “overturn the election results”.
According to the report, Michigan voters will vote at the state capitol at 2 p.m. local time on the 14th. Except for the electors, only a few people, including the governor and lieutenant governor, are allowed to attend, but the vote will be broadcast live.
It is reported that the threat may be related to the protests in the state earlier this year. On April 30, hundreds of protesters gathered outside the state capitol building to protest measures such as the state government’s “stay-at-home order”.
According to previous reports, these protesters are mainly conservatives, most of whom are Trump supporters.
According to previous reports, the vote count showed that Biden defeated Trump by 154,188 votes in Michigan to get 16 electoral votes.