Donald Trump sues to stop Michigan recount

Posted: 5:25 PM, Dec 02, 2016
Updated: 2016-12-02 23:22:34-05
Trump sues to stop Michigan recount

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.