Michigan win pushes Trump's Electoral College votes to 306

The AP reports (via ABC News) that shortly after 2 pm on Monday, Nov. 28, the Michigan State Board of Canvassers unanimously certified Donald Trump as the winner in the state’s presidential election.
Trump won Michigan by 10,704 votes or 0.2%, making 2016 the tightest presidential race in the state’s almost 200-year history:

  • Trump 2,279,543 (47.6%)
  • Clinton 2,268,839 (47.4%)
  • Johnson 172,136 (3.6%)
  • Stein 51,463 (1.1%)

The result pushed Trump’s total Electoral College (EC) votes to 306 (vs. Hillary’s 232).
map-of-2016-presidential-election-results2016-electoral-votes
Trump’s 306 Electoral College votes places him above these U.S. presidents in modern history (Wikipedia):

  • Harry S. Truman, 1948: 303 EC votes
  • John F. Kennedy, 1960: 303 EC votes
  • Richard Nixon, 1968: 301 EC votes
  • Jimmy Carter, 1976: 297 EC votes
  • George W. Bush, 2000: 271 EC votes
  • George W. Bush, 2004: 286 EC votes

Ronald Reagan in 1984 received the largest number of Electoral votes of any president in U.S. history: 525 (vs. Walter Mondale’s 13).
Trump’s 306 Electoral votes, while 74 votes more than Hillary’s 232, are not a landslide victory because his votes do not constitute an “overwhelming majority” in the Electoral College, being but 56.9% of the 538 total. An “overwhelming majority” is defined as at least 80% of the total EC votes.
H/t GiGi and The Last Refuge
~Eowyn

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Longknife 21
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Longknife 21

This in spite of voting machines that automatically change a Straight Repub Ticket vote to Hillary/Kaine in Dem controlled districts, over 3 million dead people registered to vote (True the Vote), and over 3 million non citizens registered to vote. An amazing observation is a person can be a life-long Conservative Republican, but after they die they always vote Liberal Democrat! Obama and Hillary say we can’t have Voter ID because it discriminates against Mexicans, because MALDEF & La Raza say it’s so. But the fact is, in Mexico a person must Register to vote in person, prove who they… Read more »

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Again, all voter machine “irregularities” were switching from Rep to Dems?
Irregularities, my patoot- it’s fraud that got noticed. The anarchists (not really a fair name as they want control when can be in control!) are trying to undermine the election of Donald J. Trump, plain and simple.

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So Reagan is the only one we would consider a landslide?

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A third party registration drive here in VA tried to sign up about 20 dead people. The system didn’t catch it but instead an alert clerk recognized one of the names submitted…… because she was at his funeral. And no charges were filed against the group. Liberal college students trying to rig the election. How many cases of fraud in how many states went undetected. We need to implement positive identification methods both for registering and for voting. And stiff penalties for those that don’t abide by the voting laws. The demonrats don’t get it. It’s not how they present… Read more »

joandarc
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Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this interesting post. I am so happy that Michigan went to President-Elect Trump. How wonderful!

truckjunkie
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I resent that map showing Nevada voting for Killary. I didn’t, nobody I KNOW did,nobody I know even knows anyone dense enough to vote for Clinton. If you could see the breakdown,Nevada was ALL RED,except for two dots-one was Reno and the other was Lost Wages. (Proof we should give LV to Califorina.)