Trump Backers Go to Court to Block Vote Recounts in 3 States


Ballots were stacked up as a statewide presidential election recount began Thursday, in Milwaukee.

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LANSING, Mich. — Supporters of President-elect Donald J. Trump have filed legal challenges in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan in a suddenly robust effort to stop the presidential election recount efforts there.

Bill Schuette, the attorney general of Michigan, said that the recount, initiated by Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate, put Michigan voters at risk of “paying millions and potentially losing their voice in the Electoral College in the process.”

“This court cannot allow a dilatory and frivolous request for a recount by an…

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