State officials gear up for Michigan recount effort


Michigan election officials braced Monday for a statewide presidential hand recount as advocates called it essential to ensuring the integrity of voting systems and critics blasted it as an unnecessary and nearly impossible task to finish quickly.

The Board of State Canvassers on Monday certified Republican President-elect Donald Trump’s 10,704-vote victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton in Michigan, starting a 48-hour clock for Green Party candidate Jill Stein to request a recount of 4.8 million votes.  Read More