Michigan Certifies Donald Trump as Winner of State’s Presidential Election


A Michigan elections panel has certified Donald Trump as the winner in the state’s presidential election, according to The Associated Press.

Trump won the state by 10,704 votes — a mere two-tenths of a percentage point — the tightest presidential race in the state’s almost 200-year history. The result pushes Donald Trump’s total to 306 electoral votes to 232 for Hillary Clinton.

The Michigan State Board of Canvassers unanimously certified the election results shortly after 2 p.m. today.

Certified results from Michigan:

Trump 2,279,543 (47.6%)
Clinton 2,268,839 (47.4%)
Johnson 172,136 (3.6%)
Stein 51,463 (1.1%)

— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) November 28, 2016

This year was the first time in almost three decades that a Republican presidential candidate won the Wolverine State. Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, two other Rust Belt states that helped deliver an upset White House victory to Trump, went red for the first time in roughly the same period.

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SOURCE: ABC News, Ryan Struyk