The federal judge in Michigan who ordered a recount to begin in that state on Monday has now reversed his ruling and withdrawn that order. His reversal was based on an order from a Michigan appellate court to the effect that Jill Stein did not have standing to demand a recount:
U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith agreed with Republicans who argued that the three-day recount must 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.
Unless Stein can persuade Michigan’s Supreme Court to overturn the appellate court’s ruling, the Michigan recount effort is dead.
Meanwhile, in Wisconsin, with the recount 70% completed, Hillary has gained a whopping 82 votes out of Donald Trump’s 22,000-vote margin.