Electoral College votes in Michigan remain undecided

Posted at 7:04 PM, Nov 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-18 19:04:21-05

It’s been more than a week after the presidential election and so far Michigan has not been called in the race.

So what's taking so long to turn Michigan red for the first time since 1988? Official election results.

Unofficial election results show President Elect Trump in the lead with over 13,000 more votes than Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

A call will not be made until official election results are available, which is a process that starts at a county level.

“County Board of Canvassers basically do an audit of the election in their counties,” said Barb Byrum, Ingham County Clerk. “In Ingham County, we conduct a huge audit otherwise known as a canvass of the election where we will then certify it and then forward it on to the state.”

The state Board of Canvassers will make will make a similar assessment before official numbers are released.

“The state wants to double check and make sure all of our numbers are good too,” said Byrum “We want to make sure that when we put out official numbers for the county and for the state that they are trusted, accurate, and verified numbers.”

It's all a standard procedure in every election to make sure numbers are as accurate as possible.

The state Board of Canvassers are scheduled to meet on November 28.

At that time, official election results may be released.