The news comes after it was confirmed that votes cast in Wisconsin will be recounted – with experts expecting confirmation that the election ballots in Pennsylvania will also be recounted as well.
In order to officially file for the recount, Stein had to pay a £777,263 ($973,250) fee after she raised more than £5.2 million to have the votes in three major US states counted again.
President-elect Trump has slammed her attempts to question the election process, saying: “This recount is just a way for Jill Stein, who received less than one percent of the vote overall and wasn’t even on the ballot in many states, to fill her coffers with money, most of which she will never even spend on this ridiculous recount.
“The results of this election should be respected instead of challenged and abused, which is exactly what Jill Stein is doing.”
After filing for the Michigan recount, Stein released a statement saying: “The people of Michigan and all Americans deserve a voting system we can trust.”
It read: “After a Presidential election tarnished by the use of outdated and unreliable machines and accusations of irregularities, people of all political persuasions are asking if our election results are reliable.
“We must recount the votes so we can build trust in our election system. We need to verify the vote in this and every election so that Americans can be sure we have a fair, secure and accurate voting system.”
Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania are all states defeated Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton was expected to win and Stein has argued there is reason to believe election results could have been miscounted.
Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson has released a statement expressing skepticism about the recount.
The statement read: “It is unusual that a candidate who received just 1 percent of the vote is seeking a recount, especially when there is no evidence of hacking or fraud, or even a credible allegation of any tampering.
“The cost of this recount to Michigan taxpayers could easily reach into the millions of dollars.”