2016 : Trump Wins Michigan 47.6% to 47.31%, Closest Race In State History

November 8, 2020 all-day

Republican Donald J. Trump’s road the White House included Michigan’s 16 Electoral College votes as part of a thin 13,225-vote victory, the closest presidential election in terms of percentages in Michigan history.

According to unofficial results with 100 percent of precincts reporting from the Secretary of State and the Genesee County Clerk’s office, Trump defeated Hillary Clinton 47.59 to 47.31 percent, a margin of .28 percent. The previous closest election in terms of percentages was Wendell Wilkie’s 1940 .33-percentage point win over President Franklin Roosevelt

Libertarian Gary Johnson had 3.61 percent of the vote. Green Party nominee Jill Stein had .37 percent.

Trump won 75 of Michigan’s 83 counties, everything except Wayne, Oakland, Genesee, Washtenaw, Ingham, Kalamazoo, Muskegon and Marquette counties.

For the full article, see “Trump Wins Michigan 47.6% to 47.31%, Closest In State History“, Inside MIRS Today, November 9, 2016

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The five previous closest races in Michigan History.

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