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Trump Moves To Block Recounts Nationwide, Says Stein Has ‘No Evidence’

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Representatives of President-elect Donald Trump are challenging recount motions in Pennsylvania and Michigan, according to Politico.

“Despite being no more than a blip on the electoral radar, Stein has now commandeered Pennsylvania’s electoral process, with an eye toward doing the same to the Electoral College,” the complaint filed Thursday states. “There is no evidence — or even an allegation — that any tampering with Pennsylvania’s voting systems actually occurred.”

Green Party candidate Jill Stein is responsible for pushing the recount efforts in those states, and called Trump’s motion “outrageous.”

“The recount in Michigan, which has been driven by an outpouring of grassroots support in the state — will go forward,” she said. “The Michigan Board of State Canvassers and Director of Elections has been a model of professionalism in moving this recount forward in an efficient, transparent manner. Yet the Trump campaign’s cynical efforts to delay the recount and create unnecessary costs for taxpayers are shameful and outrageous.”

The Michigan state board of elections will consider the motion Friday, which seeks to block the state’s recount of 4.8 million individual ballots. Trump won the state of Michigan by 10,700 votes, according to ABC News.

There is already a recount underway in the state of Wisconsin, where Trump won by 22,000 votes. Wisconsin election officials and Gov. Scott Walker stressed that the recount wasn’t expected to significantly affect the results of the election. “Anytime there’s a canvass or a recount there’s slight adjustments, but I don’t think you’re going to see a significant adjustment,” the Republican governor said.

Day one of the recount in Wisconsin has found one additional vote for former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. At that pace, she will overtake Trump to win Wisconsin in approximately 74 and a half years. (RELATED: First Day Of Wisconsin Recount Nets Hillary One Vote)

Stein continues to assert that the elections in all three states were tampered with, particularly through a “well-coordinated, highly complex cyber attack,” according to ABC News.

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