Finally! Trump wins Michigan’s 16 electoral votes

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has won Michigan’s 16 electoral votes.

The Board of State Canvassers certified Trump’s 10,704-vote victory on Monday, nearly three weeks after the election. The two-tenths of a percentage point margin out of nearly 4.8 million votes is the closest presidential race in Michigan in more than 75 years.

Trump’s win in Michigan gives the Republican 306 electoral votes to Democrat Hillary Clinton’s 232.

Trump is the first Republican presidential nominee to win Michigan since 1988.

Green Party candidate Jill Stein is expected to ask for a recount. She has until Wednesday. Trump would have seven days to file objections to her request.

Stein is on track to raise twice as much for an election recount effort than she did for her own failed Green Party presidential bid.

Fueled by the social media hashtag #recount2016 and millions of dispirited Hillary Clinton voters, Stein’s recount effort in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania had already netted $6.3 million by Monday, according to her campaign website.

That’s millions more than the roughly $3.5 million she raised during her entire campaign.

Stein said she is “proud to stand up for election integrity” regardless of whether it changes the outcome of the presidential race.

Laurence Tribe, a Harvard constitutional law professor, said that recounts are “entirely within the law” and that Stein’s effort is probably aimed more at “trying to gain attention and establish herself as a national player.”

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5 comments

  • No PC For Me

    Trump won two weeks ago.
    The headline should read ” Despite best efforts to cheat the people of Michigan out of their vote, the left still lost”.
    The real question should be, Where is Stein getting all this money and what will be done with surplus funds? Could it be George Soros ?
    The people of Michigan have the right to know who tried to screw them.
    Any doubt Stein buys a new Malibu home in the near future ?

  • Jay

    The very first thing people should be asking themselves as Why a independent who literally got no votes is going to the efforts of putting all this money together for recount doesn’t really sound like an independent to me Who are you really working for ?

  • steve thomas

    Hey, FOX. I realize that Trump isn’t the most photogenic person in the news. But why in the world do you always, and I mean always, uses photos with your articles that make him look like a happy drunk, as in this article, an accused person getting his mug shot taken, or glaring at someone, or anything that portrays him as a slob,or just anything that makes him look like a buffoon? You may not realize the images of him that you’re selectively utilizing in your articles are as biased as the text itself. But then again, maybe you know exactly what you’re doing.