Trump sues to block Michigan recount

DETROIT – President-elect Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit in the Michigan Court of Appeals in an effort to stop a recount in the state. 

Trump is suing the Michigan Board of Canvassers, claiming Green Party opponent Jill Stein does not have the standing to seek a recount of 4.6 million ballots. 

The lawsuit says Stein has little chance of benefiting from a shift in votes. The recount, meanwhile, is set to start next week. Now the Court of Appeals has given the Board of Canvassers until Tuesday to respond to Trump's suit. 

MORE: Michigan board deadlocked: Objection not approved, hand recount to begin Tuesday

Earlier Friday, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced he would file suit to stop the recount. 

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