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Politics & Government

Jill Stein requests presidential recount in Michigan

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Paulette Parker
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Michigan Radio
Voting in Michigan.

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein has requested a full hand recount of Michigan's presidential vote.

Stein requested the recount on Wednesday. She had already requested recounts in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Republican Donald Trump won all three states. He defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in Michigan by 10,704 votes out of nearly 4.8 million ballots cast. Stein alleges that irregularities and the potential for hacking into scanning devices call into question the results.

The Michigan recount could start as early as Friday.

Trump's victory is highly unlikely to be reversed in any of the states. But Stein says the recount will ensure the integrity of the election.

Republicans say the recount will cost taxpayers far more than the $973,000 Stein must pay when filing her recount petition.

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