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Judge Orders Ballot Recount To Begin

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(MPRN-Detroit) The largest voter recount in Michigan’s history has been ordered to begin at noon Monday. 

Federal Judge Mark Goldsmith issued his ruling regarding the presidential recount a little after midnight, following a rare Sunday hearing in his Detroit courtroom.

Goldsmith heard arguments over the logistics of the recount and how much the state would have to spend, but in his written opinion, what’s most important is the integrity of the presidential election in Michigan. Mark Brewer is an attorney for Green Party nominee Jill Stein, who requested the recount.

“That was our goal, to try to get the recount started before Wednesday.”

State law required a delay of two business days after an elections board met Friday to decide challenges to the recount. There’s on whether the state or Michigan Republicans will file an appeal of Goldsmith’s decision.

The recount of four-point-nine million would be the largest in Michigan history.

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