Republican President-elect Donald Trump defeated Democratic rival Hillary Clinton by 10,704 votes in the state of MI, according to certified unofficial county-by-county results released on Wednesday by the MI secretary of state. In a democratic society, the one with the most votes wins.
The Michigan Secretary of State has posted the official presidential vote county showing that Trump won the battleground state by almost 11,000 ballots.
The percentage was 47.59 for Trump, and 47.36 for Clinton.
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Clinton allies were apparently hoping she would wait for a miracle turnaround in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania - three states where Green Party candidate Jill Stein is seeking recounts.
Trump is now the first Republican to win in MI since 1988, when George Bush Snr beat Democratic candidate Michael Dukakis. In the Electoral College, white votes matter more. "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", a statement on the Michigan Secretary of State website notes, reports the Detroit Free Press. "The detailed county canvassing process ensures that MI residents can have full confidence in the accuracy and integrity of the results".
Woods, Gutzman and McClanahan dug deep into the history, along with current challenges to the Electoral Collage, emphasizing that the popular vote has never been a factor in electing presidents. This is primarily due to the votes she received in California, which according to the New York Times is 7,230,699 to Trump's 3,841,134, as of Thursday November 25th.