Michigan election officials ordered to recount votes for Props 2 and 3

Michigan election officials will have to conduct a partial recount of two ballot proposals after a vote from the state's Board of Canvassers Monday.

Prop 2, which centers on voting rights, will receive a recount in only a few counties in Michigan, including Kalamazoo County, according to the Board.

Prop 3, which regards access to legal abortions, is on the list for a hand recount in nearly half of the counties across the state.

The bipartisan board approved the recount on a 3-0 vote after a request by a conservative group that also called for the decertification of the 2020 election.

Republicans and Democrats on the canvassing board cast doubt on the recount, calling it a "fishing expedition."

The board ultimately voted to approve the recounts, which the activist group said it would use as data for potential further actions.

Since both proposals won by a significant margin, and hundreds of thousands of votes, the partial recounts will not be enough to change the election results.

Michigan voters will be responsible for the recount costs, according to the Board.