Michigan certifies Trump as winner of state’s 16 electoral votes

LANSING, Mich. — President-elect Donald Trump was awarded Michigan’s 16 electoral votes on Monday.

The Board of State Canvassers certified Trump’s 10,704-vote victory, nearly three weeks after the election. The margin was two-tenths of a percentage point margin out of nearly 4.8 million votes and was the closest presidential race in Michigan in more than 75 years.

The win gives Trump 306 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton’s 232, and it’s the first time a Republican nominee has won the state since George H.W. Bush in 1988.

A recount is expected to be requested by Green Party candidate Jill Stein. The deadline to do so is Wednesday. Trump would then have seven days to object to the request.