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Michigan's Presidential Recount Is Officially Underway

A judge ordered the recount to start on Monday at noon.

Michigan's Presidential Recount Is Officially Underway
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Election workers in Michigan are now rushing to get through the state's presidential recount.

Overnight Sunday, a federal judge ordered the state to begin recounting millions of votes Monday at noon in order to meet the federal deadline of Dec. 13.

Jill Stein pushed for the recount. After opposition from the Michigan attorney general and Trump supporters, the state board responsible for certifying election results ruled Friday the recount could proceed.

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But a Michigan state law requires two business days to pass before a recount starts. The judge said Stein's team has shown "a credible threat that the recount, if delayed, would not be completed," overriding the two-day delay.

Stein is also pushing for recounts in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. However, it's unlikely the results of the recounts will change the election results.

Still, Stein announced the Pennsylvania recount will be taken to federal court. The camp said it could not afford the $1 million bond required by the state. The Wisconsin recount is currently underway.