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Wisconsin judge refuses to halt recount

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Posted at 8:20 AM, Dec 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-09 11:20:49-05
 
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on efforts for recounts of the presidential race in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania (all times local):
 
9:50 a.m.
 
A federal judge has refused to halt Wisconsin's presidential recount.
 
Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by more than 22,000 votes in the state. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein requested the recount to determine if election machines were hacked.
 
Two pro-Trump groups, the Great America PAC and the Stop Hillary PAC, filed a federal lawsuit Dec. 1, the day the recount began, seeking to stop the process. Judge James Peterson refused to grant their request Friday, noting the recount is nearly complete and there's virtually no chance the recount will change the results of the election.
 
He called their lawsuit dead on arrival and said he would decide whether to dismiss the lawsuit outright within the next few days.