November election totals are official, recount efforts to begin

Board of Canvassers

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – Donald Trump has officially been declared the winner of the November 8 Presidential election in Michigan.

The Michigan Board of Canvassers certified the election today.

Trump officially received 2,279,543 votes and Hillary Clinton received 2,268,839 votes, a difference of 10,704 votes.

According to Mark Brewer, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who received 51,463 votes, will be filing petitions for a hand recount of the vote totals.

Michigan Republican Party chairman Ronna Romney McDaniel spoke out against a recount. “There is no reason for a recount. It is a waste of time and disrespectful to all Michigan voters,” stated McDaniel. “There is no possible way Dr. Stein can win and she admits there is no evidence of fraud. It is time to move forward,” McDaniel said.

The Michigan Republican Party is already calling for volunteers to assist in any recall vote counts.

The deadline to file petitions for recounts is Wednesday.

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