Michigan to move ahead with vote recount
New York [USA], Dec. 5 (ANI): U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith on Monday issued an order for Michigan election officials to begin recounting the ballots starting this noon.
With this, Michigan, where President-elect Donald Trump won 16 electoral votes by just 0.2 percent, will become the second state to conduct a recount of ballot casts during the last month presidential election as recount is already underway in Wisconsin, reports the CNN.
The ruling follows a request from Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who yesterday ended her state-wide ballot recount efforts in Pennsylvania.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, a Republican, last week filed a lawsuit to stop the recount.
Stein has spearheaded a recount effort in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — three states where Trump narrowly defeated Hillary Clinton.
Stein's campaign this weekend said that she would instead file the lawsuit seeking a statewide recount in federal court on Monday. (ANI)