Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. EST
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says her office is investigating threats against election officials in Wayne County, where two Republicans voted against certifying the results last week before reversing course. Monica Palmer, the chair of the county’s canvassing board, told state canvassers that she was sent graphic text messages threatening her daughter and saying “my entire family should be fearful for our lives.” The initial decision by Palmer and fellow Republican member William Hartmann to not certify the votes in the Democratic stronghold of Wayne County — including Joe Biden’s 332,000-vote landslide over President Donald Trump — sparked anger.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — American charities are working to gather and ultimately airlift critical medicine, personal protective equipment and supplies to Lebanon. The blast at Beirut’s port killed nearly 200 people, wounded more than 6,000 and caused billions of dollars in damage. The Michigan-based Lebanon Relief Project and its partners have sent millions of dollars’ worth of medicine, personal protective equipment and supplies to Beirut. Manal Saab, a Lebanese American who founded the charity with her daughter, says their work is far from over. “We’re not going to stop,” she said. “Because if we don’t (help), who will?”
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan election officials have certified Democrat Joe Biden’s 154,000-vote victory in the state. It’s another setback for President Donald Trump in his futile effort to undermine the results of the Nov. 3 election through baseless legal challenges and unsupported claims of fraud. The Board of State Canvassers confirmed the results Monday on a 3-0 vote with one abstention. Allies of Trump and losing GOP Senate candidate John James had urged the panel to delay voting for two weeks to audit votes in heavily Democratic Wayne County, home to Detroit.
DETROIT (AP) — State police say two people who survived a collision between two cars along a Detroit freeway were struck and killed by a third vehicle after they left their car. Michigan State Police say both people died instantly Sunday night when a vehicle struck them and their car after they exited it and were standing by it on the Lodge Freeway, where it was blocking the left southbound lane. Their car had just collided with another car that ended up along the freeway’s right shoulder. State police are investigating and say alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the fatal crash.