Hearing set for Jill Stein's request to accelerate Michigan recount

US district judge sets hearing for 10:30 a.m. Sunday

DETROIT – A hearing has been set regarding Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein's request for a temporary restraining order to accelerate the recount of presidential votes in Michigan.

A U.S. District Judge set the hearing for 10:30 a.m. Sunday, officials said.

Stein filed a federal lawsuit Friday to try to force Michigan to conduct a recount.

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The move came hours after President-elect Donald Trump filed his own lawsuit, asking the state Supreme Court to intervene and stop the recount.

"Jill Stein’s lack of preparation is becoming everyone else’s cost and emergency," said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Romney McDaniel in a statement. "Donald Trump won Michigan. Jill Stein is trying to call our results into question, throwing human error, fraud, and chaos into our process at a cost of millions of dollars to our taxpayers. The Michigan Republican Party will continue to fight on behalf of Michigan taxpayers to end this worthless recount which will cost Michigan taxpayers millions."

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