Jill Stein files for recount in Michigan

Jill Stein files for recount in Michigan
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Green Party nominee Jill Stein has officially filed a request for a presidential recount in Michigan.

“The people of Michigan and all Americans deserve a voting system we can trust,” Stein said in a statement on Wednesday. 

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“After a presidential election tarnished by the use of outdated and unreliable machines and accusations of irregularities, people of all political persuasions are asking if our election results are reliable."
 
Stein said in the statement the recounts are necessary to build trust in the country's election system.
 
"We need to verify the vote in this and every election," she said, "so that Americans can be sure we have a fair, secure and accurate voting system.”
 
 
The recount in Michigan is expected to begin Friday, according to the Stein campaign.
 
Ronna Romney McDaniel, chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party, criticized the recount efforts, according to the Detroit Free Press.

“The filing by Jill Stein is a reckless attempt to undermine the will of Michigan voters," she said. "Jill Stein made her 1% temper tantrum official and will waste millions of Michigan taxpayers’ dollars, and has acknowledged that the recount will not change anything regarding the Presidential election."

Stein's campaign has also filed for recounts in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. The president-elect has won all three states, which had gone blue in recent elections prior to this year.
 
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