Donald Trump has finally ‘Officially’, ‘Unofficially’ Won the State of Michigan

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Source: The New York Times, November 15, 2016

Michigan’s unofficial results show Donald Trump winning by over 13,000 votes.

(BBC) – “AP, which gathers voting data from state and local officials, said it would soon declare a result if neither campaign called for a recount.

AP called the result for Mrs Clinton by about 2,700 votes, less than 1% of the 732,000 ballots cast.

The Trump campaign had until Monday to seek a recount in New Hampshire, but did not do so.”

 

Hillary Clinton had the lowest Michigan vote total for a Democratic presidential candidate since Al Gore in 2000.

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The Board of State Canvassers, comprised of two Democratic and two Republican appointees, is scheduled to meet to canvass and certify final tallies by Nov. 28.

(Detroit Free Press) – “The Secretary of State hasn’t officially “called” the race for Trump. That’s not their role, Thomas said, because they let the results speak for themselves.

But the Associated Press, the news wire service that many publications rely on for official results, hasn’t called the presidential race in Michigan. Officials with the wire service didn’t return phone calls to the Free Press, but have said that if a recount remains a possibility, they won’t officially call the race.

A recount is automatically triggered in Michigan if the difference between two statewide candidates is 2,000 votes or less. A candidate can request a recount if the margin is greater than 2,000 votes, but must pay $25 per precinct, or $125 per precinct if the difference between the candidates is more than 50 votes.

The electoral college will meet on Dec. 19 to cast their votes for the winner of the presidential race.”

Electoral results with the state of Michigan included
Electoral results with the state of Michigan included

(Washington Post) – “Donald Trump is the president-elect of the United States of America, and he did it by completely blowing up the electoral map and all of our projections and expectations of it.”

Trump won all swing states and some previously held democratic strongholds. The Washington Post continues;

  • Trump won his “must-win” states of Ohio, Florida and North Carolina in races that were called on Tuesday night.
  • He won his other apparent “must-win” state, blue-leaning swing state Pennsylvania, which was called for Trump early Wednesday morning.
  • Not stopping there, he won at least one and possibly two states in which he didn’t even campaign until the final week of the 2016 election: Michigan and Wisconsin. These, like Pennsylvania, are states that have long eluded the GOP’s grasp and didn’t seem likely to be winnable for Trump.

“All of this disproves the idea, which we and everyone else have espoused early and often, that Trump’s path to victory was narrow. It wasn’t. It was broad. We were wrong. The polls were wrong. We fundamentally misunderstood this election. We thought Hillary Clinton might be winning red states. But Donald Trump won blue states.”

Donald Trump won 57% of all Electoral College votes.

Hillary turned in the Democratic Party’s worst Electoral College performance in 28 years.

The ‘Electoral College’ system was set up to protect the constitutional rights of all citizens of the democratic, republic of the United States of America.

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