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Green Party lawyer tells MI it wants a recount

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s campaign has notified the Michigan elections board that it will seek a recount of the presidential election results.

Mark Brewer told the Board of State Canvassers that the recount petition will be filed on Wednesday. The board on Monday certified Republican Donald Trump’s 10,704-vote win over Democrat Hillary Clinton out of nearly 4.8 million ballots cast.

Brewer, a former Michigan Democratic Party chairman, says about 84,000 Michigan voters cast ballots but not in the presidential race — a higher number than in the past. He says tabulator machines are known to not count every vote and are vulnerable to hacking.

The state’s recount policy is to count every ballot by hand.