Michigan Certifies Presidential Election Results But Recount Possible

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Mich. certifies Trump beat Clinton by about 11,000 votes. Green Party’s Stein wants recount to ensure integrity of vote.

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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.


Quinn Klinefelter, Senior News Editor

Quinn Klinefelter is a Senior News Editor at 101.9 WDET. In 1996, he was literally on top of the news when he interviewed then-Senator Bob Dole about his presidential campaign and stepped on his feet.

qklinefelter@wdet.org

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