Update regarding the Michigan presidential recount

Media Release from Secretary of State Ruth Johnson

-- For immediate release --

Update regarding the Michigan presidential recount

LANSING, Mich. – The State Board of Canvassers today did not accept an objection from representatives of Donald J. Trump regarding the presidential election recount that was requested by Green Party nominee Jill Stein.

Under Michigan law, the recount will now commence after the second business day following the board’s decision. Recount activity across the state stopped after the objection was received will resume next week. A schedule will be provided when it is available.

Also today, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson asked the State Board of Canvassers to use optical scanner tabulators to conduct the recount. Board members did not change their policy to conduct a recount by hand.




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