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Jill Stein Plans to Request a Presidential Recount in Michigan

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein.Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein.
Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein.Photograph by Win McNamee—Getty Images

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein plans to request a full hand recount of Michigan’s presidential vote.

Stein plans to request the recount later Wednesday. She has already requested recounts in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Republican Donald Trump won all three states. He defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in Michigan by 10,704 votes out of nearly 4.8 million ballots cast. Stein alleges that irregularities and the potential for hacking into scanning devices call into question the results.

The Michigan recount could start as early as Friday.

 

Trump’s victory is highly unlikely to be reversed in any of the states. But Stein says the recount will ensure the integrity of the election.

 

Republicans say the recount will cost taxpayers far more than the $973,000 Stein must pay when filing her recount petition, who already raised close to the $7 million she set out to raise when first starting the election recount fund.