Trump Wins Michigan by 10,704 Votes

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
November 24, 2016 Updated: November 25, 2016

Donald Trump has officially won Michigan, and its 16 electoral votes, by a slim margin of 10,704 votes—becoming the first Republican to win the state since 1988.

According to the Detroit Free Press, citing the Michigan Secretary of State, the county votes were submitted by the state’s 83 county clerks. Before that count, Trump held a 13,017-vote lead over former Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

“Many people have asked about Michigan’s process for counting ballots and certifying election results. Please be aware that all 1,521 Michigan cities and townships completed ballot counting and reported unofficial results by the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 9,” reads a statement on the Secretary of State’s website. “The county canvassing boards, as they do after every election, then began their work to review and certify the results from each precinct.”

The state’s Board of Canvassers will officially certify the election results on Nov. 28.

The Michigan win means that Trump has 306 electoral votes to Clinton’s 232. According to Politico, Clinton won the popular vote by more than 2 million votes.

Here are the vote totals:

Donald J. Trump, Republican: 2,279,543
Hillary Clinton, Democratic: 2,268,839
Gary Johnson, Libertarian: 172,136
Jill Stein, Green: 51,463
Darrell L. Castle, U.S. Taxpayers: 16,139
Evan McMullin, write-in: 8,177
Emidio Mimi Soltysik, Natural Law: 2,209
Michael Maturen, write-in: 517
Tom Hoefling, write-in: 95
Laurence Kotlikoff, write-in: 87
Ben Hartnell, write-in: 39
Monica Moorehead, write-in: 30
​Cherunda Fox, write-in: 10

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.