2016 Presidential Election Results

The results below have been canvassed and certified by the Michigan Board of State Canvassers on Nov. 28. Trump leads Clinton by 10,704 votes.

2,279,543 Donald J. Trump, Republican
2,268,839 Hillary Clinton, Democratic
172,136 Gary Johnson, Libertarian
51,463 Jill Stein, Green
16,139 Darrell L. Castle, U.S. Taxpayers
8,177 Evan McMullin, write-in
2,209 Emidio Mimi Soltysik, Natural Law
517 Michael Maturen, write-in
95 Tom Hoefling, write-in
87 Laurence Kotlikoff, write-in
39 Ben Hartnell, write-in
30 Monica Moorehead, write-in
‚Äč10 Cherunda Fox, write-in

Many people have asked about Michigan’s process for counting ballots and certifying election results. Please be aware that all 1,521 Michigan cities and townships completed ballot counting and reported unofficial results by the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 9. The county canvassing boards, as they do after every election, then began their work to review and certify the results from each precinct. The detailed county canvassing process ensures that Michigan residents can have full confidence in the accuracy and integrity of the results. 

Some national media organizations often choose to “call” a race or declare a winner based on unofficial results, polling data and other information on election night or shortly afterward. In Michigan’s case this year, these media organizations chose not to declare a winner because of the relative closeness of the presidential results. The state of Michigan plays no role in how the national news media informally declares a winner. The canvassing and certification process is how the state of Michigan, like the other 49 states, formally determines a winner in the days immediately following each election.