But in Michigan, where the recount was slated to begin Friday, Trump's team filed an objection with the Michigan Bureau of Elections, which automatically halts the recount until the objection is resolved.
Michigan's elections board will consider Trump's objection on Friday. Once that ruling is made, Chris Thomas, director of the state Department of Elections can't start the recount for two business days, which could mean that recount work scheduled for this weekend will not happen and a recount won't start until next week.
Donald Trump slammed the recount efforts in a statement Saturday as a "scam" allowing Stein "to fill her coffers with money, most of which she will never even spend on this ridiculous recount".
"The cost of this recount to MI taxpayers could easily reach into the millions of dollars".
The legal team also noted MI would struggle to finish a full recount by December 13, the deadline for casting its Electoral College votes.
Stein's campaign has also filed for recounts in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
The recount certainly won't change Stein's chances of winning Wisconsin - she would need more than a million votes to overtake Donald Trump - but it could impact Hillary Clinton's chances or expose fraud.
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"If we apply that number to the current presidential election ... you'd have 3.2 million aliens voted in the presidential election, and that far exceeds the current popular vote margin between President-elect Trump and Secretary Clinton", Kobach said.
Hillary Clinton's aides and supporters are urging dispirited Democrats to channel their frustrations about the election results into political causes - just not into efforts to recount ballots in three battleground states. The judge said Stein's experts showed it's possible electronic voting machines could be hacked but no evidence that they were. The president-elect has won all three states, which had gone blue in recent elections. It's making sure the process of casting a ballot and tabulating the votes was followed properly, so voters can be assured the results are valid.
Stein decried the delay Thursday and continued to downplay the recount's cost to the state and counties responsible for conducting the recount.
The recount starting Thursday was requested by Green Party candidate Jill Stein.
Trump rightly drew criticism for claiming, when it appeared Clinton was cruising toward a comfortable victory, the system was "rigged" and that he only would accept the results if he won.