Donald Trump sues to stop Michigan recount

Posted at 5:25 PM, Dec 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-02 23:22:34-05

President Elect Donald Trump has sued to stop the recount of the vote in Michigan.

Trump filed the lawsuit in the Michigan Court of Appeals Friday.

Read the lawsuit below:

Donald Trump sues to stop recount by WXYZ-TV Channel 7 Detroit on Scribd

The suit comes after Michigan's elections board deadlocked on Trump's request to prevent a recount, which means it will start next week unless the courts intervene.

Two Republicans voted Friday to prevent the recount, while two Democrats said it should proceed. A state spokesman says the statewide recount requested by Green Party candidate Jill Stein will begin Tuesday or Wednesday barring a court order.

Trump's suit was followed a few hours later by a lawsuit from Stein. She is suing in federal court in an effort to get the two business day waiting period overturned.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, a Republican, asked the state Supreme Court on Friday to intervene and stop the recount. That motion is pending.

A Wisconsin recount is underway, though his supporters have filed a federal lawsuit trying to stop in. In Pennsylvania, Trump is asking a court to dismiss Stein's recount request.