The Michigan recount is on hold. Attorneys for Donald Trump filed an objection today with the Michigan Bureau of Elections, a move that under Michigan law halts the recount until the complaint is resolved. Trump’s team says that Stein hasn’t provided sufficient evidence to doubt the election results.
The recount, scheduled to begin Friday in Ingham and Oakland counties, is now awaiting a Board of State Canvassers ruling on the objection. The board, which must resolve the objection within five days according to state law, is scheduled to meet Friday to consider the matter. If the board fails to adopt the objection, the recount will go forward, but if the board does adopt it, the recount will cease.
The objection in Michigan comes one day after the Wisconsin Republican Party filed a Federal Election Commission complaint arguing that Stein is pushing a recount there to benefit former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Stein’s campaign has raised money and sought recounts in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, three states that Trump won narrowly last month in the presidential election.
Stein called Trump’s efforts to block the Michigan recount “outrageous.”