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Judge Orders Michigan Officials to begin U.S. Election Recount on Monday

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President-elect Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd after speaking at U.S. Bank Arena on December 1, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Trump took time off from selecting the cabinet for his incoming administration to celebrate his victory in the general election. (Photo by Ty Wright/Getty Images)

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Election officials in the U.S. state of Michigan have been ordered by a federal judge to begin massive hand recount of the nearly five million ballots cast in the presidential election.

U.S. District Judge, Mark Goldsmith, on Monday, issued a ruling instructing state authorities to start the recount at noon (1700 GMT) in order to meet a December 13 deadline to certify the vote.

The ruling marked a win for Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who has led quixotic recount efforts in Michigan and two other industrial Midwestern states, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.

The left-wing candidate, who won 1 per cent of the vote nationally, has claimed that some voting machines used in states were vulnerable to hacking and could have been manipulated.

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton had been expected to win to the three states but lost to Republican Donald Trump in the November 8 election.

Flipping them from Trump to Clinton would swing enough electoral votes to change the outcome of the November 8 elections.

Photo Credit: Ty Wright/Getty Images

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4 Comments

  1. bruno

    December 5, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    donald trump fire ur lawyers. they should have stopped this nonsense recount from the beginning.

    why are they recounting in states trump won? why not recount in states hillary won. nonsense.

    they recounted michigan and trump won her by 10,000 plus votes, so why are the recounting it for the 2nd time. nothing will change

    they are already recounting in wisconsin. 4 days of recounts in wisconsin so far and trump has gained more votes than crooked hillary. trump has gained over 40 extra votes over hillary Clinton.

    even if crooked hillary wins michigan and wisconsin she still doesn’t have enough electoral votes to win the election without pennyslyvania. they are not recounting in pennyslyvania.

    hillary is trying to steal this election, hell no its not going to happen.

  2. keke driver

    December 5, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    hell yeah it’s going to happen..

    • EE

      December 6, 2016 at 1:47 am

      Even if Trump loses Michigan, he’d still be ahead in the EC total.

  3. Bowl

    December 5, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    @keke driver, you wish!

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