Trump files suit in Michigan to stop recount
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The President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpButtigieg on Mueller report: 'Politically, I'm not sure it will change much' Sarah Sanders addresses false statements detailed in Mueller report: 'A slip of the tongue' Trump to visit Japan in May to meet with Abe, new emperor MORE has reportedly filed a lawsuit to stop recount efforts underway in Michigan.

According to reports, Trump is suing the Director of Elections Christopher Thomas and Michigan's Board of State Canvassers. The lawsuit argues in part that "without immediate action by this court, Trump will continue to suffer irreparable injury.”

Other Trump allies also went to court on Friday in an attempt to block recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The recount effort is spearheaded by Green Party's Jill Stein who argues that it is necessary to ensure that Russia didn't interfere in the election.

Great America PAC, the Stop Hillary PAC, and a Wisconsin voter challenged the recount in Wisconsin, arguing in a federal lawsuit that the effort violates the due process rights of Trump voters.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette also filed a lawsuit aimed at halting the recount, calling it “frivolous and expensive."

Stein criticized the legal challenges to the recount initiative, questioning the motivation behind the lawsuits.

"In an election already tainted by suspicion, previously expressed by Donald Trump himself, verifying the vote is a common-sense procedure that would address concerns around voter disenfranchisement," Stein said in a statement, as reported by ABC News.

"Trump's desperate attempts to silence voter demands raise a simple question: why is Donald Trump afraid of these recounts?"