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.
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.”
“We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.” – Hillary Rodham Clinton
My sense is that, when we add to the equation the growing impact of non-white voters, standing strongly for these traditional values — which would put Republicans in stark contrast to Democrats — would be a win-win for Republicans.
My organization, CURE, just convened a meeting in Washington, D.C., of 25 black pastors from around the country, each with an average congregation size of about 1,000, to discuss ideas and policy. These are black Americans but they are also Christians, and it is their Christianity that defines their lives.
So, more thoughts on Donald Trump’s candidacy, because I can’t stop being fascinated.
You know the latest numbers. Quinnipiac University’s poll this week has Mr. Trump at a hefty 28% nationally, up from 20% in July. Public Policy Polling has Mr. Trump leading all Republicans in New Hampshire with 35%. A Monmouth University poll has him at 30% in South Carolina, followed 15 points later by Ben Carson.
Here are some things I think are happening.
One is the deepening estrangement between the elites and the non-elites in America. This is the area in which Trumpism flourishes. We’ll talk about that deeper in.