Wisconsin judge rejects bid to stop election recount

By REUTERS
December 10, 2016 07:21

 
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Dec 9 - A US judge in Wisconsin on Friday rejected a request by President-elect Donald Trump supporters to stop a recount of election votes while the Michigan Supreme Court denied an appeal by Green Party candidate Jill Stein to restart the state's recount.

The results of the Nov. 8 election have been challenged in three states by Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who finished fourth in the presidential poll. In Pennsylvania, the third state, a judge said he would rule on Monday on whether to allow a recount to go forward.

Even if the recounts were carried out, they would be extremely unlikely to change the outcome of Trump's win over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

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