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Federal judge shuts down Michigan's recount

Thursday, December 08, 2016 - 01:08

A federal judge has sided with a Michigan state appeals court decision that a vote recount should not move forward in the state. Havovi Cooper reports.

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The race to recount votes cast in the presidential election in Michigan coming to an abrupt halt. A federal Wednesday siding with a state appeals court's decision that Green Party candidate Jill Stein does not have grounds to pursue a recount in the state… saying Stein, who finished fourth in the presidential race, doesn't have a chance of winning after a recount and therefore isn't an "aggrieved" candidate. The Stein campaign now taking the fight to the Michigan Supreme Court - also seeking to disqualify two justices there because they had been mentioned by Donald Trump as potential nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition to Michigan, Stein is trying to have the votes tallied again in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. All three states were key to Trump's victory on November 8th. While the recounts are extremely unlikely to change the outcome of the election, Stein has said they are necessary, citing concerns about computer hacking and the reliability of voting machines. Hillary Clinton's campaign has said it will take part in the recounts.

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Federal judge shuts down Michigan's recount

Thursday, December 08, 2016 - 01:08