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Here’s what comes next in Michigan’s ballot-counting process

Process includes review from state Board of Canvassers

LANSING, Mich. – With Michigan’s vote nearly all counted, the timeline of what happens next is slow but necessary.

Counties across the state have already started canvassing -- reviewing vote tallies. At this point, candidates can make challenges to individual votes and canvassers can correct counting errors. The process must be complete by Nov. 17 when county boards have to send totals to the Secretary of State.

On Nov. 23, the state Board of Canvassers meet to conduct another review of the totals and hear more challenges. The board then certifies those votes and approves the electors for the Electoral College.

READ: Legal action by Trump campaign and GOP unlikely to impact Michigan election results

Michigan is required by law to certify its votes on Dec. 8 or have Congress involved if they’re disputed.

On Dec. 14, Michigan’s 16 electors meet to vote for the candidates their names represented on the ballot. According to state law, electors are required to vote for the candidate they represent or they risk being removed and replaced. Once those votes are cast, they’re sent to Congress on Jan. 6 to be certified and made official in the Senate.

You can watch the full report in the video above.

How Detroit suburbs voted in 2020 presidential election

We’re taking a closer look at how Metro Detroit voted for president in the Nov. 3 General Election.

The city of Detroit voted overwhelmingly in favor of Joe Biden -- 233,908 total votes for the Biden-Harris ticket compared to just 12,654 for the incumbent President Trump. Detroit’s election turnout was 49.56% -- 250,138 total votes out of 504,714 registered voters.

Overall, Wayne County was a definitive vote for Biden -- 68.12% of the vote. That’s 587,074 votes for the Democratic ticket in Wayne County.

In Oakland County, Biden won with 56.36% of the vote -- 433,982 total votes for the Democrat.

Macomb County was the lone member of the tri-county region to vote red -- 53.28% of the vote was for Trump in Macomb County (264,535 votes). It was the tightest of the three major Metro Detroit counties.


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