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Michigan Certifies Presidential Election Results But Recount Possible

Officials in Michigan have certified the results of the presidential election.

But the state is also gearing up for a possible recount.

The Michigan Board of Canvassers officially certified that Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by about 11,000 votes out of more than 4 1/2 million that were cast.

But that certification may not be the last word.

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s campaign filed for a recount in Wisconsin late last week and says it is joining groups of voters in requesting a recount in Pennsylvania.

That’s after some experts cautioned that electronic voting in those states and in Michigan could have been manipulated.

The deadline for filing for a recount in Michigan is Wednesday.

If that happens The Trump campaign will have seven days to file an objection to the recount.

Image credit: Jake Neher/WDET

This post is a part of 2016 Elections: Issues & Candidates.

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About the Author

Quinn Klinefelter

Senior News Editor

I grab news in the morning, check the papers and the wires, call sources and take a big gulp of coffee. That’s how I start the day.

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