Michigan: Stein’s recount is a NO go
December 08, 2016
Jill Stein gets a big NO from a federal judge in Michigan. The Green Party candidate does not have the right to a recount.
- Stein has sought a recount of the presidential vote in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, three of the closest states which collectively give Donald Trump his margin of victory in the Electoral College.
- Hopes were set high in Michigan for Stein, it was the only place where she may have altered the election results in some way. Her recount effort in Pennsylvania has already been shut down, while the recount in Wisconsin has yielded almost no change to the results, and now a federal judge has ruled there will be no recount in Michigan.
- Judge Mark Goldsmith, a Barack Obama appointee, said a recount in Michigan was not warranted, upholding a prior ruling by a state court.
- Goldsmith had previously ordered Michigan to begin recounting its votes Monday while he reviewed the decision of a Michigan state court, which found Stein was not an “aggrieved candidate” under Michigan law because she had no chance of winning, and therefore had no right to request a recount.
- Goldsmith sustained the Michigan court’s ruling, saying Stein had offered only “speculative fear” of voter fraud rather than any actual evidence. The lack of any serious evidence, he said, meant a recount simply couldn’t be justified with Stein otherwise incapable of winning the election.
- Stein still has the right to appeal this decision.
Original article The Daily Caller / TRUNEWS summary.
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