Campaign 2016: Presidential recount in Michigan expands to Detroit area

A challenge is reviewed on a ballot during a statewide presidential election recount in Waterford Township, Mich., Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. The recount comes at the request of Green Party candidate Jill Stein who also requested recounts in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
A challenge is reviewed on a ballot during a statewide presidential election recount in Waterford Township, Mich., Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. The recount comes at the request of Green Party candidate Jill Stein who also requested recounts in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

DETROIT (AP) – The presidential recount in Michigan expands Tuesday to its largest county, which includes Detroit, and five other counties, and the fate of a statewide recount push in Pennsylvania awaits action in federal court.

President-elect Donald Trump narrowly defeated Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in both states and Wisconsin, which started its recount last week. The recounts requested by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein were not expected to change enough votes to overturn the result of the election.

Stein, who received about 1 percent of the vote in all three states, says her intent is to verify the vote’s accuracy. She has suggested, with no evidence, that votes cast were susceptible to computer hacking.

A partial recount underway in Nevada was requested by independent presidential candidate Roque De La Fuente.

 

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