Montgomery County to hold court hearing on election recount challenges
Trump edged Clinton by some 71,000 votes, or about 1 percent, in Pennsylvania.
Stein and Independent candidate Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente each requested a recount Friday in Wisconsin.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has spearheaded an effort to recount the votes in swing states Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania after a stunning win in all three by Republican President-elect Donald Trump. But it doesn't carry the same drama as the drama of the Florida presidential recount of 2000, when the outcome of the election between Al Gore and George W. Bush hung in the balance. Under state policy, the recount will be conducted by hand. The commission had to grant the request for a recount under state law, though it rejected the demand for a manual recount.
Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein plans to request a full hand recount of Michigan's presidential vote.
Michigan Republican chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel says a recount would be a waste of time and money. It's slated to begin Thursday and must be completed by December 13 or Congress could gain control of the state's electoral votes. The big deadline is December 19 when all of the states' electors must meet to cast their Electoral College votes. States that miss those deadlines risk not having their electoral votes counted. But Stein argued in her lawsuit that a hand recount is not necessarily as time-consuming as recounting using optical scanners.
"We will likely have to have our programmers reprogram the tabulators to only tabulate the presidential votes", Friedrichs said.
Recounts aren't cheap and each state has its own laws about who and what can trigger them. They would have to pay the $3.5 million cost on Tuesday before the recount would begin on Thursday. In Michigan, when the margin in a race is more than 0.5%, the candidate must pay $125 per precinct, which adds up to $787,500.
Sandler estimates the true cost to the state will be closer to $12 million, based on past recount expenses for counties. She also assumes $2-3 million in legal fees.
Alpena County Clerk Bonnie Friedrichs said in her more than two decades as county clerk she has never seen a recount for a presidential election. Friedrichs said if Stein is successful in getting the recount, the state will give the county a date to begin and a deadline to have it complete.
Friedrichs said she will be part of the process of the recount, but the county board of canvassers will oversee the entire procedure to make sure everything is done fairly and accurately.
Stein spokeswoman Margy Levinson said in an email Wednesday that the ruling made Tuesday night in Dane County Circuit Court would not be appealed. She has raised $6.4 million online so far for recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
Stein would have to get a court order for a hand recount.
The petitions, signed by three voters in each of the precincts, do not specify how the machines could have been hacked or provide any other evidence specifying how vote tabulations could have been tampered with.
Wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountains area near Gatlinburg, Tennessee , have left seven people dead, officials said Wednesday. Although heavy rains in the area helped ease the fire, Miller said that firefighters were now facing rocks and mudslides.
There is no word from Samsung executives regarding the deal structures resulting from this upcoming overhaul. The company says this doesn't mean that there will be a split, just that it is considering one.
Trump's top strategist, Steve Bannon, has called the website he used to run, Breitbart , a "platform for the alt-right". At another point, Spencer said that to be "white is to be a striver, an explorer and a conqueror".
Her second husband, John Kappas, a hypnotherapist who helped her overcome her stage fright and fear of flying, died in 2002. Florence is survived by her children Barbara, Lizzie, Joseph, Robert, and their spouses, as well as five grandchildren.
The officer, who has not yet been publicly identified, was responding to a domestic dispute Wednesday afternoon when he was shot. Ed Troyer with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. "We had an officer down and shots still firing at the time", Cool said.
According to sources things are only about to get worse with numerous European nations having their main elections next year. Nearly all worldwide attention being trained on Italy and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi now is focused on the referendum.
Trump did nothing to downplay expectations before he takes office, declaring that "America will start winning again, big league". Pence, the in governor, is a relatively standard package of state incentives, according to people familiar with the agreement.
Interestingly, this is the third consecutive season these teams have met in December and they've split the previous two games. The Ravens selected Notre Dame tackle Ronnie Stanley instead. "I'm happy for those guys", Wallace said Wednesday about Miami.
The drug targeted the build up of amyloid protein, which forms sticky plaques in the brain of patients with Alzheimer's. Called verubecestat, Merck's treatment targets an enzyme called BACE, which regulates the body's production of amyloid.
Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said on Thursday that police are investigating all possible causes, including arson. Israeli police said about 100 families were being evacuated from the area, as the fire spun out of control.
The booking is Rooney's fifth of the season and means he will not be available when United travel to Goodison Park on Sunday. United drew 1-1 on Sunday, but swept aside the London team 4-1 last night to enter the semi-finals stage of the EFL Cup.
She also shared a pic featuring Kendall Jenner and other VS models on the tarmac of an airport, waving the French flag around. She said: "Gaga has been a great kind of big sister to me and has given me wonderful advice".
Italians protest against government-proposed reforms
According to sources things are only about to get worse with numerous European nations having their main elections next year. The Five Star Movement, which has been campaigning to defeat the referendum, is led by Beppe Grillo, an actual comedian.
Demi Lovato opens up about living with bipolar disorder
She shared how she manages it all, saying, "Every day is a work in progress so hopefully I make it to 2017 with my sobriety". In the past, Demi Lovato has been candid about her struggles with drug addiction, bulimia, and mental illness.
Violence in Iraq continues as Iraqi forces close in on Mosul
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