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Stein urges federal judge to get Michigan's recount moving

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Green Party 2016 presidential nominee Jill Stein

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Green Party candidate Jill Stein is asking a federal judge to order Michigan to quickly start a recount of presidential votes.

It's another legal action in the dispute over whether Michigan will take a second look at ballots from the Nov. 8 election. The recount could start Wednesday because officials say state law requires a break of at least two business days.

Stein's attorney, Mark Brewer, filed a lawsuit Friday. He says the law violates the U.S. Constitution. He says the delay means the recount might not be finished by a Dec. 13 deadline.

Earlier Friday, the Michigan election board deadlocked on President-elect Donald Trump's request to reject a recount. That means a recount will occur unless courts step in. Lawsuits have been filed to stop it.

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