Donald Trump OFFICIALLY declared the winner of Michigan over Clinton amid recount calls

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The victory for the President-elect comes as swing states Pennsylvania and Wisconsin also face a recount in a bid to influence the election result in Clinton’s favour.

Trump won the state by 10,704 votes over the Democrat, less than a quarter of a percentage point, the Michigan Board of State Canvassers declared.

Michigan provides 16 Electoral College Vote (ECV), bringing Trump’s Electoral College Vote count up to 306, far beyond the 270 needed to win the US election.

But it comes after Jill Stein, the Green party”s candidate for president, launched an official enquiry into the election results in three US states.

Stein has raised more than £3million in order to receive a recount in the three state to ensure the “election results are reliable”.

But Trump has fired back at the recount claims, branding it ridiculous and even claimed “illegal voters” caused him to lose the popular vote.

Trump took to social media on Sunday evening to slam the “so-called popular vote”, tweeting: “In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”

He continued: “It would have been much easier for me to win the so-called popular vote than the Electoral College in that I would only campaign in three or four states instead of the 15 states that I visited. I would have won even more easily and convincingly (but smaller states are forgotten)!”

In response to Stein’s recount calls, Trump said: “This recount is just a way for Jill Stein, who received less than one percent of the vote overall and wasn’t even on the ballot in many states, to fill her coffers with money, most of which she will never even spend on this ridiculous recount.

“The results of this election should be respected instead of challenged and abused, which is exactly what Jill Stein is doing.”

On Saturday, a spokesperson for defeated Democrat candidate Clinton confirmed her campaign will take part in a Wisconsin recount.