Michigan Certifies Trump Win
The state of Michigan certified Donald Trump’s victory in the state on Monday.
The Hill reports:
The Michigan Board of Canvassers certified its 16 electoral votes to Trump even as an expected recount looms. The Associated Press and NBC News both called the state for the real estate mogul.
The results, submitted by the state’s 83 county clerks, were first posted last Wednesday by Michigan’s secretary of State. They showed Trump leading Hillary Clinton by more than 10,704 votes.
Trump is the first Republican to carry Michigan since 1988. He swept the Rust Belt states that have traditionally trended blue in a stunning victory on Nov. 8.
Green Party nominee Jill Stein has already filed for recounts in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania and plans a similar effort in Michigan. She has 48 hours to file for a recount in Michigan where they would need to count by hand the nearly 4.8 million votes cast. Stein has raised $6.5 million, largely through small donations.
Clinton’s campaign said it will participate in recounts requested by Stein. The former secretary of State leads by more than 2 million votes nationally despite not reaching 270 electoral votes.
Trump’s team has condemned the recounts and the businessman tweeted over the weekend claiming that he would have won the popular vote if people didn’t vote illegally.
Trump has 306 electoral votes, compared to Clinton’s 232 in the final count.
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