The effort to block the recount of presidential ballots in Michigan has failed, but that’s probably not the final word on the question.
The Michigan Republican Party and President-elect Donald Trump filed objections to the recount requested by Green Party candidate Jill Stein. But the recount is still on track to begin next week after a bipartisan state elections panel deadlocked.
Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette has filed a lawsuit asking the Michigan Supreme Court to stop the recount.
Schuette says the request is frivolous because Stein has no hope of emerging the victor.
“Recounts are for these razor-thin elections, and when you receive one percent of the vote, it’s certainly not razor thin.”
The Stein campaign says a recount is to test the integrity of Michigan’s system for counting votes.