Hearing set for Sunday in Michigan presidential recount

Posted at 2:19 PM, Dec 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-04 14:19:16-05

A hearing happening Sunday morning in a Detroit federal court will decide when Michigan's presidential recount can begin.

On Friday Green Party candidate Jill Stein asked a federal judge to order the state to quickly start the recount.

Both president-elect Donald Trump and and Attorney General Bill Schuette filed suits to block that.

Barring a court injunction, the hand recount of nearly 4.8 million Michigan ballots is likely to begin Wednesday,

State Director of Elections Chris Thomas made that decision after the Board of State Canvassers deadlocked over Trump's objection, meaning the recount can move forward.

Thomas says under state election law, officials must wait two business days after ruling on Trump's protest, before starting the recount.

Sunday's hearing is set for 10:30 a.m., stay with FOX 47News for updates on-air and online.