Grosse Pointe, Harper Woods presidential election results show divide within school system


The published election results in Harper Woods show the democratic ticket ahead. President-elect Donald Trump won the Woods, Shores and Farms, while Hillary Clinton took the City, Park and Harper Woods.

By Alex Harring, Website Managing Editor

A Nov. 9 Grosse Pointe Times story shows that Grosse Pointe agreed with the electoral college. The community-at-large voted for President-elect Donald Trump.

The two Pointes that strictly service Grosse Pointe North, the Woods and Shores, voted for Trump, along with the divided Farms. The City and Park, however, chose Hillary Clinton.

In the Farms, Trump received 3,528 votes to Clinton’s 2,706, unofficial reports show. The Woods gave 5,490 votes to Trump and 4,733 to Clinton.

A section of the Shores falls in Macomb Country, while the rest of the city is part of Wayne, which as a whole wanted Clinton. In total, the Shores allotted 1,292 votes to Trump, while Clinton garnered 537.

Grosse Pointe City and Park, which are part of Grosse Pointe South territory, elected Clinton. In the City, she surpassed Trump by under 100 votes: 1,713 votes for her, and 1,659 for him. The margin was wider in the Park, where she won 4,085 votes compared to Trump’s 2,604.

According to published results, Harper Woods supported the Clinton ticket.