Trump wins Michigan presidential race; other results

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, Donald Trump has narrowly won the state of Michigan by 13,225 votes.

The Michigan Secretary of State updated the state results just before 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Trump won in several counties including Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, Macomb, and Saginaw.

Trump’s victory marks the first time Michigan has voted red in a presidential election since casting ballots for President George H. W. Bush in 1988.

While polls had showed Clinton with a decent lead in Michigan only a few weeks ago, a poll commissioned the Detroit Free Press Friday showed her in a statistical dead heat with Trump. That poll also turned Michigan into a toss-up state, according to Real Clear Politics. As a result, Trump and Clinton drew huge crowds at rallies in West Michigan as the clock counted down to Election Day.

But it turned out Trump didn’t need Michigan to win. He was declared the winner long before it was clear which way Michigan would vote.

Around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Associated Press said Trump, the Republican candidate, had secured more than the 270 electoral votes he needed to win the White House. About 20 minutes later, he told supporters that Clinton had called him to concede the race.

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