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Monday, November 28, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump has officially won Michigan's 16 electoral votes, although a recount is possible. It's the last state to officially certify its election results and comes nearly three weeks after Election Day. The Michigan Board of State Canvassers certified Trump as the winner on Monday. The Republican beat Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by just two-tenths of a percentage point, 47.6 percent to 47.4 percent. That's just 10,704 more votes than Clinton out of more than 4.5 million cast in the state and is the closest in Michigan history.

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Trump's victory in Michigan -- the first by a Republican since 1988 -- gives the president-elect 306 electoral votes to Clinton's 232 electoral votes. The Electoral College vote will take place on Dec. 19. Clinton, however, maintains a more than 2 million vote advantage in the popular vote count.

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Yet another state that wants to Make America Great Again. Bravo.

#1 | Posted by cookfish at 2016-11-28 06:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

So if the go ahead with the recounts, will Hillary be the first woman to lose the same election twice?

#2 | Posted by sawdust at 2016-11-28 06:21 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Wow that is close!!!!

#3 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2016-11-28 06:24 PM | Reply

Close only counts in handgrenades and horseshoes..

#4 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2016-11-28 08:10 PM | Reply

Close only counts in handgrenades and horseshoes.....and farts.

#4 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

#5 | Posted by JeffJ at 2016-11-28 09:16 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

^ I thank a certain someone's significant other for adding +1 to the margin of victory and helping Make America Great Again.

#6 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2016-11-28 09:38 PM | Reply

The GOP poisons the water in Flint, blocks all attempts to repair the problem and the folks there vote for them anyway. Speechless.

#7 | Posted by morris at 2016-11-28 10:50 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

#7 Morris "The GOP poisons the water in Flint"

Even fragmented research will tell the
most casual observer that water supply
piping in the Flint, Michigan as well as
countless others of the same vintage nation
wide were lead fabrication plumbing. go back
to the stacks Morris.

#8 | Posted by hobart at 2016-11-29 01:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The Flint water crisis is the GOP's fault because officials of the Republican governor switched Flint's water source from Lake Huron and the Detroit River to the Flint River. The latter source lacked corrosion inhibitors so the water was contaminated with lead.

#9 | Posted by rcade at 2016-11-29 09:50 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The Flint water crisis is the GOP's fault because officials of the Republican governor switched Flint's water source from Lake Huron and the Detroit River to the Flint River. The latter source lacked corrosion inhibitors so the water was contaminated with lead.

#9 | POSTED BY RCADE

The Flint river was the backup plan written by Democrats elected into Flint City Council.

#10 | Posted by JeffJ at 2016-11-29 10:02 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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Republicans were in charge when the water source change was approved. They had warnings about what would happen and did it anyway.

It's amazing how hard it is to get a Republican to hold another Republican accountable for anything. It's harder than getting a rich man into the kingdom of God.

#11 | Posted by rcade at 2016-11-29 10:04 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

Stein has been saying that the reason for the recounts is to uphold the integrity of the election process and does not seek to overturn the election results. Also it is widely agreed that the recounts will not change the election. Given those things, I find it curious that the Stein recounts are only in states where Trump won with the closest margins. I mean if she was just going for the integrity of the process, why not do recounts in Illinois (where vote fraud has occurred in the past) or in California where Trump claims illegal aliens may have voted in large numbers (just to prove him misinformed).

I can't help but think there might be other motivations or influences at play. But whatever could they be? HRC taking one more shot? Trump running distractions so he does not need to put forth policy? I dunno.

And with her missing the Pennsylvania deadline and no paper record there anyway, the recount is going nowhere except in the annals of time and the people who fell for this scam.

#12 | Posted by Nuke_Gently at 2016-11-29 11:01 AM | Reply

Republicans deserve plenty of blame for Flint, Rcade. But it's not as cut and dry as you suggest. Local media went much deeper into the details than national media.

#13 | Posted by JeffJ at 2016-11-29 11:42 AM | Reply

All three need to change. Its a long shot. It may not even be the right States to investigate.

#14 | Posted by nutcase at 2016-11-29 05:15 PM | Reply

I find it curious that the Stein recounts are only in states where Trump won with the closest margins. -- #12 | Posted by Nuke_Gently

These are the 3 states where computer/statistics experts found anomalies (e.g., percentage of Clinton votes that were much lower on electronic voting machines than on paper ballots).

#15 | Posted by Phoenix at 2016-11-29 05:28 PM | Reply

These are the 3 states where computer/statistics experts found anomalies ...

Clinton's general counsel thinks those anomalies are much ado about nothing. electionlawblog.org

#16 | Posted by et_al at 2016-11-29 05:51 PM | Reply

Look at President elect Trump creating more jobs already!

#17 | Posted by Federalist at 2016-11-29 06:46 PM | Reply

Starting in 2013, just as the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, a coterie of Trump operatives, under the direction of Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State, created a system to purge 1.1 million Americans of color from the voter rolls of GOP controlled states.

The system, called Crosscheck, is detailed in my Rolling Stone report,
"The GOP's Stealth War on Voters," 8/24/2016.
Crosscheck in action:
Trump victory margin in Michigan:13,107
Michigan Crosscheck purge list: 449,922
Trump victory margin in Arizona:85,257
Arizona Crosscheck purge list: 270,824
Trump victory margin in North Carolina:177,008
North Carolina Crosscheck purge list: 589,393

Crosscheck elected a Republican Senate and as President, Donald Trump. The electoral putsch was aided by nine other methods of attacking the right to vote of Black, Latino and Asian-American voters, , including "Caging," "purging," blocking legitimate registrations, and wrongly shunting millions to "provisional" ballots that will never be counted.
(Greg Pallast)

#18 | Posted by nutcase at 2016-11-29 08:16 PM | Reply

It's amazing how hard it is to get a Republican to hold another Republican accountable for anything. It's harder than getting a rich man into the kingdom of God.

#11 | POSTED BY RCADE AT 2016-11-29 10:04 AM | FLAG: OMG THIS!

Or to admit election fraud, which your candidate railed about like the hypocritical demagogue he is. The level of moral bankruptcy needed to defend this horrific decision to elect a madman says all you want about these pukes. But their lack of self-reflection means that they will simply disavow themselves from this mess like the millions of people (same people) who didn't elect Bush Twice, were never part of the Tea Party, and will certainly not have voted for Trump, instead they will cling to the next piper with shiny trinkets.

God help us.

#19 | Posted by bocaink at 2016-11-30 03:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The cost to the state of Michigan over and above the Stein filing fees will only be about a million dollars. Seems like a good use of public funds. I mean who could think of a better use for that money? I'm sure the folks counting ballots had nothing better to do this weekend.

www.freep.com

#20 | Posted by Nuke_Gently at 2016-11-30 04:06 AM | Reply

To #15: for the most part, Pennsylvania does not have paper ballots, so the stated reason (the discrepancy between paper and electronic vote) does not hold up. At least she missed the filing deadline there, so the lawyers can get some of that recount cash.

#21 | Posted by Nuke_Gently at 2016-11-30 04:13 AM | Reply

11 LOL even if that was true....... the dems STILL lost the state. What's that say for your candidate??

#22 | Posted by DavetheWave at 2016-11-30 05:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Marijuana won more states than Hillary...

#23 | Posted by Greatamerican at 2016-11-30 05:36 PM | Reply

...Pennsylvania does not have paper ballots, so the stated reason (the discrepancy between paper and electronic vote) does not hold up. -- #21 | Posted by Nuke_Gently

You were implying that Stein/Clinton asked for recounts in PA, WI and MI because those were the 3 states where the margins were the smallest. Neither of them came up with this list, though; it was provided to them by a group of computer scientists who identified those 3 states as having

... a questionable trend of Clinton performing worse in counties that relied on electronic voting machines compared to paper ballots and optical scanners...www.cnn.com
Even the computer scientists who suggested the recall do not believe that the results will overturn the election.

#24 | Posted by Phoenix at 2016-11-30 11:25 PM | Reply

recount, not recall

#25 | Posted by Phoenix at 2016-11-30 11:26 PM | Reply

God helps those that helps themselves. KEEP on crying in your beer. ---- SUCKS TO BE YOU!!!!!

#26 | Posted by robadude32 at 2016-12-01 02:09 AM | Reply

Another miserable trump sore winner.

#27 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2016-12-01 04:42 AM | Reply

Since 2000, ALL the disparities between exit polls and final vote counts occur exclusively in districts with computerized vote counting systems and always to the benefit of the Rethugs. In Ohio Rethugs owned the servers doing the counting. Wherever paper and pencil with optical scanners are used these anomalies have not happened.

These anomalies are small compared to the number of students and black people Rethugs have dropped from voter registration lists. But still essential to achieving the Rethugs tiny fraudulent victories.

#28 | Posted by nutcase at 2016-12-01 08:06 AM | Reply

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