Supporters of President-elect Donald Trump have filed a federal lawsuit trying to stop Wisconsin’s ongoing presidential election recount.
The lawsuit and request for a temporary restraining order was filed late Thursday in federal court in Madison. It was filed by the Great America PAC, the Stop Hillary PAC and Wisconsin voter Ronald R. Johnson.
The lawsuit contends that the recount that started Thursday threatens the due process rights of Johnson and others who voted for Trump.
Trump won Wisconsin and the recount was requested by Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein.
The lawsuit also argues that errors are likely in the recount, as election officials are rushing to meet a Dec. 13 deadline.
Michigan’s attorney general has asked the state Supreme Court to block a potential recount of the state’s presidential vote, which was won by his fellow Republican, Donald Trump.
Attorney General Bill Schuette, like the Trump campaign, argues that Stein cannot seek the recount because she was not “aggrieved” to the point at which a potential miscounting of votes could have cost her the election. She garnered 1 percent of Michigan’s vote.
The filing Friday delayed the start of a state election board meeting to consider Trump’s request to block the hand recount of all 4.8 million ballots cast in Michigan. Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in Michigan by 10,700 votes.
Stein also wants a court-ordered statewide recount in Pennsylvania.AlertMe