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Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) told CNN's "Inside Politics" on Sunday that "the voters have spoken” in Michigan, and that it's time to move on from the election after no evidence of mass voter fraud has been found in his home state.

Why it matters: President Trump reached out directly to Republican leaders last week in Michigan as part of a long-shot effort to prevent the state from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, the New York Times reports.

  • After the meeting, state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R) and Speaker of the Michigan House Lee Chatfield (R) said they "have not yet been aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election."

What he's saying: “You know what? The voters have spoken. No one has come up with any evidence of fraud or abuse," Upton said. "All 83 counties have certified their own election results. Those will be officially tabulated or should be tomorrow.”

  • "Here again in Michigan, it's not a razor-thin margin. It's 154,000 votes. You've got to let those votes stand. People know the process. ... The process has been in place for a long time. It works. There's no issues of fraud anywhere."
  • "154,000 votes is plenty to overcome. It's over."

What to watch: The Michigan Board of State Canvassers is scheduled to meet Monday to certify the state's results.

  • Certification is typically a formality, but efforts by Republicans to delay the process have put a spotlight on the event.

Go deeper: Trump's closest advisers are distancing themselves from his legal effort

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President Biden told CNN Monday that he believes the impeachment trial of former President Trump "has to happen," but he does not think 17 Republicans will join Democrats to vote to convict.

Why it matters: Biden's comments are most concrete he has made about his views on Trump's second impeachment.

Republican Sen. Sasse slams Nebraska GOP for "weird worship" of Trump after state party rebuke

Sen. Ben Sasse, (R-Neb.) Photo: Andrew Harnik - Pool/Getty Images

The Nebraska Republican Party on Saturday formally "rebuked" Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) for his vote to impeach former President Trump earlier this year, though it stopped short of a formal censure, CNN reports.

Why it matters: Sasse is the latest among a slate of Republicans who have faced some sort of punishment from their state party apparatus after voting to impeach the former president. The senator responded statement Saturday, per the Omaha World-Herald, saying "most Nebraskans don't think politics should be about the weird worship of one dude."

Cuomo barraged by fellow Dems after second harassment accusation

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced a barrage of criticism from fellow Democrats after The New York Times reported that the second former aide in four days had accused him of sexual harassment.

Why it matters: Cuomo had faced a revolt from legislators for his handling of nursing-home deaths from COVID. Now, the scandal is acutely personal, with obviously grave political risk.