Yesterday was a day of dueling court orders in the Michigan recount. On Monday, a federal judge ordered the recount to begin immediately. Last evening the Michigan Court of Appeals ordered the recount halted. As there is no federal right to a recount, the state court should win out. But, as we saw in Florida in 2000, there is really no such thing as the rule of law when a progressive is in danger of losing an election — in this case Hillary Clinton because Jill Stein is nothing more than a stalking horse.
At a hearing, the federal judge overturned his own order in deference to the Michigan state court ruling and the recount in Michigan is officially over.
A federal judge who ordered Michigan to begin its recount effectively ended it on Wednesday, tying his decision to a state court ruling that found Green Party candidate Jill Stein had no legal standing to request another look at ballots.
The ruling seals Republican Donald Trump’s narrow victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton for Michigan’s16 electoral votes.
U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith agreed with Republicans who argued that the three-day recountmust end a day after the state appeals court dealt a blow to the effort. The court said Stein, who finished fourth in Michigan on Nov. 8, didn’t have a chance of winning even after a recount and therefore isn’t an “aggrieved” candidate.
“Because there is no basis for this court to ignore the Michigan court’s ruling and make an independent judgment regarding what the Michigan Legislature intended by the term ‘aggrieved,’ plaintiffs have not shown an entitlement to a recount,” Goldsmith said.
The hearing, in Twitter, is below