“On what basis does Stein seek to disenfranchise Michigan citizens? None really, save for speculation,” it reads. “All available evidence suggests that the 2016 general election was not tainted by fraud or mistake.” The filing notes that both Michigan’s Republican governor and the White House articulated confidence in the results of the election. The former refers solely to Michigan, of course, but the latter citation by Trump’s lawyers argues that there was no evidence of Russian interference at the national level.
Why is Stein conducting a recount, the lawyers ask? “Stein aims to sow doubts regarding the legitimacy of the presidential election.”