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Green Party, Clinton campaign call for recount of Michigan votes

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

Just when you thought the election was over, it might not be.

"I think the election came out the way it should be. The count is right and there should not be any debate that the right person won for the job,” Jeff Wiley of Saginaw said.

A recount of Michigan's presidential election results could soon happen if former Green Party candidate for president Jill Stein has her way.

Stein has already filled for a recount in Wisconsin and plans to do the same this week in Pennsylvania and Michigan.

"I guess I don't necessarily think it's a bad idea, I know a lot of people are upset about it,” Cydney Weiss of Saginaw said.

Despite now President-elect Trump winning the Electoral College, the count of the nation's individual votes revealed Clinton won the popular vote by more than two million votes.

Now, with some skepticism about skewed and miscalculated results, Clinton’s campaign said it too will now participate in the recount.

"Well I think they should accept what is. It was legal and done right so I think they should just accept it,” Marlene Clark of Saginaw said.

The deadline for requesting a recount in Michigan is Wednesday but has to be done after the state certifies the ballots, which is expected Monday.

Still, depending on who you ask, the race for president is done and over with.

"Yea, it's over. She already talked to him and said that you know congratulations you won,” Wiley said.

As we enter week three after the election, more and more people have come to grips with reality but some say a recount would help ease their doubts.

"I definitely wouldn't mind it. I didn't get the outcome I wanted but at the same time I think we should start being accepting of what's happened and just kind of go on from there,” Weiss said.

It is unlikely recounts will lead to changes and the Clinton campaign admits no actionable evidence of voter hacking has been uncovered.

Still, Clinton and her people are supporting the recount efforts led by former Green Party nominee Jill Stein.

Even Bernie Sanders calls it just part of the process.

"Probably almost every election, there's a recount. No one expects there to be profound change. But there's nothing wrong with going through the process,” he said.

Trump won Wisconsin by 22,000 votes and Michigan by 10,700.

The president-elect was quick to respond to the recount movement, calling it a scam by the Green Party.

Trump released tweets on Sunday claiming he would have won the popular vote if millions of people hadn't voted illegally.

So far, there is no evidence to support this claim.

It’s unclear if any of the recounts would lead to a different election result.

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