Michigan presidential recount a go – for now

Trump for President 2The 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.