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:
The result pushed Trump’s total Electoral College (EC) votes to 306 (vs. Hillary’s 232).
Trump’s 306 Electoral College votes places him above these U.S. presidents in modern history (Wikipedia):
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