Meanwhile, many Michigan districts are not recounting because of incorrect ballot totals, a problem that wouldn’t stop other states.
Michigan's recount law is more restrictive than most states, which would typically recount precincts with minor discrepancies if they appeared to be caused by poll worker error, experts said today. …
That provision in the law has become an issue in the statewide recount of the 2016 presidential election in Michigan.
"You wouldn't want someone to be able to, after the fact, stuff the ballot box and have that counted," Norden said. "But it seems like to have such a strict rule is a bad idea because it potentially incentivizes someone who doesn't want a recount."
The issue has already affected over 600 districts, including many in areas around Detroit.
In Pennsylvania the federal court case is delayed until Friday, which may be too late.
U.S. District Judge Paul Diamond in Philadelphia on Tuesday scheduled a hearing Friday on the request for a recount. The Republican Party and Trump warned that the case threatens Pennsylvania's ability to certify its election before the Dec. 13 federal deadline. Stein's team hasn't produced evidence of hacking, but calls Pennsylvania's election system "a national disgrace."
In Wisconsin the recount plods along — with Donald Trump adding 146 votes to his lead.
Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 · 8:19:11 PM +00:00 · Mark Sumner
Both sides have completed their arguments before Judge Goldsmith.
Because the Michigan state court also determined that Goldsmith's order was improper, the judge was expected to entertain any properly filed motions to dissolve or modify his ruling in the case.
Goldsmith plans to issue a written opinion, possibly later on Wednesday by 5 p.m., according to court spokesman David Ashenfelter.
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