Board of State Canvassers watching for federal judge decision on recount

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – A federal judge in Detroit has heard arguments over whether he should drop his decision that started the recount of Michigan’s presidential votes.

Meanwhile, the state recount is continuing as the Board of State Canvassers waits for a decision from that federal judge.

The Board of Canvassers met numerous times today at the Capitol in an effort to decide what action to take next.

During the meeting, the board went back and forth as they heard from both Jill Stein’s representative and representatives from President-elect Donald Trump.

However, they didn’t want to make anything final until hearing if a federal judge in Detroit will lift the temporary restraining order to stop the recount.

Late this afternoon the board passed a motion, voting 3-1, that if the federal court ruling comes in later tonight saying the order will be lifted, the board will notify all county clerks to halt the recount efforts until they meet tomorrow morning.

However if the judge rules that the recount will continue then it will move forward another day.

This story is developing and will be updated online and on 6 News.

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