Michigan Dumps Stein

Late on Friday, the Michigan state supreme court put an end to Green Party, Jill Stein’s, infamous presidential election ballot recount.

In a 3-2 court ruling against Stein, the Michigan officials put an end to the recount of the entire state’s ballots.  

According to Politico, the court said, “We concur with the Court’s denial and with the Court of Appeals’ judgment that it leaves in place.”

Stein filed an appeal to the Michigan high court after a ruling from the state court of appeals on Tuesday which ruled against the recount efforts as they determined Stein was not “aggrieved” by the election process and had no chance of winning the states presidential vote.  recount1

According to the Detroit News, Stein only won 1.1 percent of the state’s 4.8 million voters.

After the decision was rendered, Stein made a statement saying, “Although we are deeply disappointed in today’s decision by the Michigan Supreme Court not to hear our appeal that would have allowed Michigan’s recount to finish, we are not surprised given the political motives of the majority,”

Stein continued by adding that because Michigan is a state that typically goes blue in presidential election years, in recent history “political cronyism, bureaucratic obstruction, and legal maneuvering have run roughshod over the democratic process.”

Interestingly, Stein acknowledged in her statement that her recount efforts had very little chance of succeeding, according to NBC News.

Two of the high court justices who were set to hear the appeal, recused themselves from the case because they were on President-elect Donald Trump’s shortlist of potential justices to be nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Michigan certified its election results on Nov. 28. President-Elect Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in the state by 10,704 votes.

Stein has also petitioned for similar recount efforts in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

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