Donald Trump has officially sealed the electoral college victory in Michigan, bringing his count up to 306, while Hillary Clinton trails with 232. The Washington Post reported that the Trump secured a “10,704-vote victory on Monday” and that this represents the “the closest presidential race in Michigan in more than 75 years.” Trump is the first Republican to win the state since George H.W. Bush during the 1988 election.
The president-elect’s victory comes on the heels of a recount effort that is being spearheaded by Green Party candidate Jill Stein. She has raised over $6 million in an attempt to re-examine the election, which is millions more than she first requested from supporters. Trump has bashed the recount efforts unabashedly on Twitter, claiming that he “won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.” Stein has repeatedly said that she is not expecting to reverse the election, but that she wants to restore “election integrity.” Even though Michigan has been declared for Trump, Stein is expected to request a recount, and the Washington Post stated that she has until Wednesday to do so, while Trump will have seven days to file action against her.