Trump's Campaign Objects to Hand Recount in Michigan
LANSING, Mich. (ABC 57) -The Michigan Bureau of Elections received an objection on Thursday from representatives of President-Elect Donald Trump concerning the recount request filed by Green Party nominee Jill stein on Wednesday.
The objection states Stein provides no credible evidence of voter fraud or that the original count was inaccurate.
"Simply put, Michigan should not grant this lawless, insulting request, and its voters should not risk having the Electoral College door knocked off its hinges, all because a 1-percent candidate is dissatisfied with the election's outcome."
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson estimated on Wednesday it recount would cost Michigan taxpayers $4 million.
In the filing, Trump alleges the recount would go beyond the December 13 deadline for Michigan to certify its electors.
The Board of State Canvassers will consider resolution of the objection on December 2 at 9:30 a.m.
If the objection is not adopted by the board, the recount can begin after the second business day following the decision.
If the board adopts the objection, the recount would end.
Recount activity planned to begin on Friday has been halted until the resolution of the objection.