LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – It’s in the history books. For the first time since 1988, Michigan’s 16 electoral college votes went for a Republican.
But not everybody at the State Capitol was happy when Governor Rick Snyder made the announcement.
When Governor Snyder said “Donald J. Trump received 16 electoral votes from the state of Michigan.”
Not everybody in the Capitol was applauding.
Anti-Trump protestors found nothing to applaud as many are angry over the fact that he won.
Protester Mike Casler was angry enough to brave the cold. “It’s the first time I have come out to an event like this. I left my warm home and came out in 15 degree weather. That’s how much I believe about this.”
The protestors were prevented from invading the gallery because they did not have a ticket.
The ballots were passed out to the electors and nobody changed their vote.
Although some of the electors had emails from anti-Trump forces and some of them were threatening.
“I wasn’t quite sure if somebody would firebomb the house with my grandkids inside,” said Electoral College member Henry Hatter. Could that have really happened? “Yes, that could have happened.”
Hatter wasn’t alone in receiving threats.
in cue: “I got a lot of death threats from Hillary Clinton [supporters],” added Electoral College member Mike Banerian. “At first when you get a death threat, you are not sure what to do but as more of them came it, it was a lot more serious.”
The governor will not confirm the speculation that he did not vote for Mr. Trump but we do know he did not endorse him, so how did he feel announcing him the winner?
“It’s democracy at work. I was proud to be standing here today.”
Let’s just say not everyone agreed with that either.