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Recount: Trump won Pennsylvania by only 44,000 votes

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Published: Dec. 12, 2016 at 5:32 PM CST
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Pennsylvania has certified Republican Donald Trump as the winner in the state's presidential election after weeks of counties tallying up provisional and overseas ballots.

The result certified Monday shows Trump beating Democrat Hillary Clinton in the state by about 44,000 votes out of 6 million cast, or less than 1 percent. Trump's lead shrank over the last five weeks, from about 71,000 on election night.

Trump won just over 2.97 million votes. Clinton won a little under 2.93 million votes. It was the closest percentage victory in a presidential race in Pennsylvania since 1840.

Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson took home almost 147,000 votes. Green Party candidate Jill Stein drew a shade below 50,000. Constitution Party candidate Darrell Castle drew under 22,000.