Michigan to move ahead with vote recount

New York [USA], Dec. 5 : U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith on Monday issued an order for Michigan election officials to begin recounting the ballots starting this noon.

With this, Michigan, where President-elect Donald Trump won 16 electoral votes by just 0.2 percent, will become the second state to conduct a recount of ballot casts during the last month presidential election as recount is already underway in Wisconsin, reports the CNN.

The ruling follows a request from Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who yesterday ended her state-wide ballot recount efforts in Pennsylvania.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, a Republican, last week filed a lawsuit to stop the recount. Stein has spearheaded a recount effort in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin -- three states where Trump narrowly defeated Hillary Clinton.

Stein's campaign this weekend said that she would instead file the lawsuit seeking a statewide recount in federal court on Monday.

Source: ANI