Elections

DETROIT, MI (AP)--   Electors in Michigan are in line to obey state law and vote for Republican President-elect Donald Trump.

The state requires the 16 members of the Electoral College convening Monday at the statehouse to vote according to the results of the Michigan's presidential election, which Trump won by .2 percentage points. Still, electors surveyed by The Associated Press say they support him regardless.

Elector Joseph Guzman, a Michigan State University assistant professor, says Trump is "my candidate," and he would vote for him even "if there were no rules."

MADISON, WI (AP)--   Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein says she plans to donate any money left over from the $7.3 million she raised to force recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.  

Stein said Tuesday that the exact costs of the recounts aren't known yet, but she expects to have money left over.

Stein is asking donors to complete an online survey about which election reform groups and voting rights groups they want to receive the money.

Wisconsin completed its recount Monday with little changes in the results.

ESCANABA, MI--   A date has been set for the recount of the Bay College Board of Trustees race in Delta County.  

Thomas England filed the petition of recount.  He lost by 12 votes in the November 8 election.

County Clerk Nancy Kolich says the recount will take place Tuesday, December 20 at 9 a.m. at Escanaba City Hall Council Chambers.  The county-wide recount involves 27 precincts.  Kolich says she expects it to take about five hours to complete.

The state Board of Canvassers will make its determination after all precincts have been counted.  

MADISON, WI (AP)--   Wisconsin's presidential recount is more than 70 percent complete, and Democrat Hillary Clinton has gained just 82 votes on President-elect Donald Trump. 

Trump won Wisconsin by more than 22,000 votes.

The latest results were reported Wednesday by the Wisconsin Elections Commission. It says all counties remain on track to finish their work by the state-imposed deadline of 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Green Party candidate Jill Stein is pushing for recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

DETROIT, MI (MPRN)--   Michigan’s statewide recount of ballots cast in the 2016 presidential election is over unless the state Supreme Court intervenes. 

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   The estimated cost of recounting all the votes in Michigan’s presidential election continues to rise.  

State officials plan to charge Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein almost a million dollars to conduct the recount.

If Stein carries through with plans to demand a recount, state will demand a check for $973,250. That’s higher than previous numbers, based on $125 per precinct.

Fred Woodhams of the Michigan Bureau of Elections says the number grew because of the high number of absentee ballots to be counted.

ESCANABA, MI--   A petition of recount has been filed in Delta County. 

Clerk Nancy Kolich says Thomas England filed the petition in the race for the Bay College Board of Trustees.  He lost by 12 votes in the November 8 election. 

Kolich says the recount will be held in December after the state Board of Canvassers certifies the election.  

MADISON, WI (AP)--   Turnout for the presidential election in Wisconsin appears to be a 20-year low.

Turnout in Tuesday's election was about 66 percent of the voting age population, based on unofficial results. Nearly all precincts were reporting Wednesday morning.

More than 2.9 million people voted in Wisconsin's Senate race, about 3,000 more than did in the presidential. The Wisconsin Elections Commission predicted about 3.1 million would cast ballots, which would have been roughly a 69 percent turnout.

UNDATED--   The race for president, 14 U.S. House seats, two Michigan Supreme Court justice posts and control of the 110-member Michigan House are at stake in the election. 

The spotlight Tuesday is on the presidential race between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. Both candidates and their surrogates have campaigned for the state's 16 electoral votes.

WAUWATOSA, WI (AP)--   Aging Wisconsin voters are facing transportation and identification challenges as they look to vote on Election Day. 

Wisconsin Assisted Living Association executive director Jim Murphy tells Wisconsin Public Radio that traveling to a polling place can be difficult and that Wisconsin's voter ID law poses an issue to older adults who may not have a valid driver's license because they don't drive.

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