Daily Election Recount Summary

Media Release from Secretary of State Ruth Johnson

-- For immediate release --

Daily Election Recount Summary

To better keep you in the loop, here's a summary of what happened today regarding the statewide recount of the Nov. 8 presidential election requested by Green Party candidate Jill Stein:

  • The Bureau of Elections received an objection from Donald J. Trump's representatives. A PDF of the objection is available here and more background is available here.
  • Recount activity originally scheduled to begin in Ingham and Oakland counties on Friday, and over the weekend in other counties has been put on hold until the Board of State Canvassers makes a determination on the objection.
  • The Board of State Canvassers is scheduled to meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in Banquet Room 2 of the Lansing Center (Main Floor), 333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. The board is also scheduled to meet at noon Saturday, Dec. 3, in room 426 of the State Capitol in Lansing.
  • The Bureau of Elections continued its training sessions for staff who would help with the recount process should it proceed.

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