It's official: Michigan electors unanimously vote for Donald Trump

- Electors in Michigan have cast their 16 votes for President-elect Donald Trump.

It's the first time a Republican presidential nominee has captured Michigan since 1988.

The 16 electors include one from each congressional district in the state and two at-large. Electoral College members are meeting in capitals across the country Monday to cast their votes for president.

Trump narrowly defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in Michigan on Nov. 8, and Michigan requires Electoral College members to vote according to that result. In some states, electors are unbound. But if a Michigan elector doesn't follow the statewide result, they are considered to have resigned and are immediately replaced.

Anti-Trump protesters outside the Senate chamber chanted nonstop during the event. They were not allowed inside the chambers since they did not have tickets.

The ballots were passed out and electors cast their vote - all in favor of Trump. This is despite some saying that they received threatening emails.

Although some of the electors got emails from anti-Trump forces and some of them were threatening.

"I got a lot of death threats from people who wanted me to vote for Hillary Clinton," Electoral College member Mike Banerian said. "At first when you get a death threat, you are not sure what to do but as more of them came it, it was a lot more serious."

Governor Rick Snyder presided over the vote and declared Trump the winner. He did not confirm speculation that he did not vote for Trump but we do know he didn't endorse him for President. Despite that, Snyder said it was a proud moment.

"It's democracy at work. It's part of the electoral process and I was proud to be standing here today," Snyder said.

Up Next:

  • Popular

  • Recent

Stories you may be interested in - includes Advertiser Stories