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Election recount in Michigan appealed by Republican party

In this Sept. 21, 2016 file photo. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein delivers remarks at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
In this Sept. 21, 2016 file photo. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein delivers remarks at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Christopher Dolan/The Citizens' Voice via AP, File

The Michigan Republican Party is appealing a judge’s order that forced an immediate recount in the presidential race.

Lawyers for the GOP filed a brief notice Monday, hours after a federal judge in Detroit told state officials to get the recount moving to meet a Dec. 13 deadline. Two counties started by early afternoon and more will follow.

READ MORE: Election recount begins in Michigan as legal fight moves to Pennsylvania

The recount is being driven by Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who has no chance of winning Michigan. She also requested recounts in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Republican Donald Trump narrowly defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in all three states.

In Wisconsin, six counties have completed their work and Trump’s margin hasn’t changed.

Meanwhile, Michigan’s appeals court will hear arguments Tuesday on Trump’s request to halt the recount for different legal reasons.

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WATCH: Voters need to trust the political system, says Dr. Jill Stein on Pennsylvania recount

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