Trump's objection halts Michigan recount

On December 1, Donald Trump sent an objection to the Michigan Bureau of Elections regarding the presidential election recount filed for by Green Party nominee Jill Stein.

The objection argues that "as the fourth-place finisher, Dr. Jill Stein is not 'aggrieved' by any alleged fraud or mistake, and is therefore not entitled to a recount." 

Trump's objection also states that a recount cannot be completed in time for Michigan to have its Electoral College votes counted and that the petition was not properly signed and sworn to by the candidate. 

Under Michigan law, the recount will be halted until the Board of State Canvassers resolves the objection. 

The board is scheduled to consider a resolution of the objection on December 2. By law, the objection must be resolved within 5 days. 

If the objection is not adopted by the board, the recount can commence after the second business day following the board's decision. 

However, if the board adopts the objection, the recount will end.

A complete copy of the objection is available online

 

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