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.
Speaking in Grand Rapids in the early afternoon, Trump focused on jobs and the economy, promising Michigan voters that he would bring back manufacturing jobs.
“Michigan has lost one in four manufacturing jobs since Bill Clinton signed NAFTA,” Trump said.
“Before NAFTA, there were 280,000 auto jobs in Michigan, and now there is 160,000 and its going down fast. We have nearly $800 billion in trade deficits with the rest of the world,” he continued.
RNC Committeeman Dr Rob Steele was contacted by a reporter from Politico about whether the election is rigged. Below is Dr. Robert Steele’s complete response:
Though voter fraud has been well documented in a variety of ways over the years, and a recent OKeefe video documents that even Dem officeholders are concerned, this issue pales in comparison to the behavior of the media.
The lack of professionalism and balance in the media is truly breathtaking. The WikiLeaks information show the active steps and coordination by the Clinton/media/democratic party to subvert our constitutional republic and create personal riches. This is the overwhelming story impacting the average citizens future regardless of political orientation.
According to a memo obtained by MIRS, written by Republican micro-targeting firm Deep Root Analytics, MI-1, MI-7 and MI-11 are among the Top 10 House seats with a high proportion of “reluctant Republican” voters.
The research firm — whose expertise is using data to determine more efficient ad buys — defines “reluctant Republican” as “down-ballot Republicans who have concerns about the top of their party’s ticket in 2016,” resulting in a “likely ticket-splitter.”
The future of our nation is at stake. There is already one Supreme Court vacancy that will be filled by the next President. The world continues to become a more and more dangerous place thanks to the failed foreign policies of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Our national economy continues to struggle. We need real change to fix the problems facing our nation.
The Michigan Republican Party at its state convention Friday and Saturday chose its 59 delegates to represent Michigan at the Republican National Convention in July.
Congratulations to Delta County’s very own Judi Schwalbach who will be attending our National Convention in Cleveland representing John Kasich.
Here are the Michigan delegates who will represent each candidate:
♦ Donald Trump:
Sen. Jack Brandenburg
Linda Burns Torp