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Donald Trump Officially Wins Michigan; Voting Margin Less Than A Half Percent

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) - It's official: The majority of Michigan voters elected Donald Trump to be the nation's next president.

According to election totals, Trump won Michigan by .28 percent of the vote -- roughly 13,000 votes.

"The vote was 47.59 to Trump and 47.31 for Hillary Clinton," WWJ Lansing Bureau Chief said live on WWJ Newsradio. "The 16 electoral votes for Michigan go to Donald Trump and the Republicans, the first time that's happened since 1988."

[Michigan Election Results: Candidates Voted Into Office]

Preliminary results of an exit poll taken for The Associated Press and television networks showed that both candidates were deeply unpopular with Michigan voters. A majority rated both unfavorably and only about half said they strongly supported the person for whom they voted. The economy weighed heavily on voters' minds, the poll showed, with about six in 10 describing it as "not so good" or poor. About four in 10 said the most important quality for the next president was to bring about needed change.

Trump's strong performance in an industrial Midwest state that President Barack Obama easily won twice also benefited down-ballot Republicans, who kept their majority in the state House and a 9-5 edge in the U.S. House delegation.

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