Although certification awaits, unofficial results submitted to the Michigan Secretary of State’s office reveal likely President-elect Donald Trump defeated Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the Great Lake State on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
The unofficial results indicate Mr. Trump won the state by 10,704 votes.
In defeating Clinton, Mr. Trump tallied 2,279,543 votes to Clinton’s 2,268,839. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson secured 172,136 votes and Green Party nominee Jill Stein took 51,463.
Michigan is the final state in which electoral votes have yet to be awarded. Should the Michigan State Board of Canvassers certify Wednesday’s results on Nov. 28, Mr. Trump will be awarded an additional 16 electoral votes, bringing his Electoral vote tally to 306.
Jill Stein has hinted a challenge will be mounted to recount the state’s nearly 5 million votes, presumably with the hope of swinging the result to Clinton.
If the result stands, Michigan will have voted Republican in a presidential election for the first time since 1988.
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