Jill Stein, the presidential Green Party candidate, speaks at a news conference in front of Trump Tower, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in NY.
Stein is also seeking recounts in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Because Stein's candidacy could not benefit from a recount since she was nowhere close to receiving enough votes to make a difference, she did not have a right to a recount.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) A federal judge is set to consider halting Wisconsin's presidential recount.
Clark County finished its recount on Monday, as well, after hand counting 13,761 ballots.
"That's fair, that we pay the fee for the ones that were counted", said Stein's attorney, Mark Brewer.
US District Judge Mark Goldsmith's ruling has the effect of halting the recount in MI, at least for now, following conflicting rulings a day earlier by federal and state appeals courts.
Calling it a "fishing expedition", Pennsylvania election officials on Thursday asked a federal judge to throw out a Green Party-backed lawsuit that seeks a recount of paper ballots cast in the November 8 presidential election and an inspection to determine whether election software was hacked.
The three "Rust Belt" states narrowly supported Trump, reversing their recent history of backing Democratic candidates for president.
"It's disheartening a judge gave in to Donald Trump and Michigan Republicans, and lifted his emergency order that had kicked off #RecountMI", she tweeted.
Recount opponents argue that that's not what Michigan's recount law was intended for. Electors convene December 19 across the country to vote for president.
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Though Vice-President-elect Mike Pence sought to clarify that Mr. Moore, however, said he welcomes Trump's unconventional tactics.
The recounts are extremely unlikely to change the outcome of the election. Her push for a recount came amid urgent warnings from well-respected computer scientists who claimed that results in those three states were vulnerable to manipulation or hacking.
Wisconsin's presidential recount is more than 70 percent complete, and Democrat Hillary Clinton has gained just 82 votes on President-elect Donald Trump.
In Wisconsin, 34 of 72 counties have completed their work and the others are all nearing completion.
The order came after two days of ballot recounting, conflicting court decisions and legal wranglings between lawyers over the hand recount of 4.8 million ballots cast for president in MI.
It was the judge's midnight ruling Monday that started the recount in MI.
State Republican Party Chairman Ronna Romney McDaniel and Attorney General Bill Schuette said it's a victory for voters and taxpayers.
But on Wednesday night, Goldsmith reversed his order, tying his new decision to Tuesday's state court ruling that found Stein had no legal standing to request the recount in MI.
Whatever the refund is, it will go toward paying for the ongoing recount battles in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, Cobb said.
Across the county, the recount netted Clinton eight additional votes and Trump three more ballots.
Of the almost 275,000 ballots cast in Chester County in November's election, all but about 850 were on paper.
"Stein can not change the outcome of the presidential election", Tabas said in the filing. There will be a federal hearing on Friday over whether the Pennsylvania recount should take place, after Stein moved for an emergency order earlier this week. "They are, as Judge Goldsmith said himself Monday, a way to ensure the 'fundamental right to vote, and to have that vote conducted fairly and counted accurately, which is the bedrock of our nation.'" By stopping the recount in Michigan, Trump and Michigan Republicans are explicitly stripping the constitutional rights of Michigan voters straight from under them. While many people outside computing circles dismiss that possibility, the Greens are pursuing and evaluating a complicated spectrum of political, legal and cyber tactics that could tilt the vote count.