U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith finally weighed in on Michigan’s presidential vote recount, something the country has been waiting on since around 1 p.m. This evening he ruled that the recount should now end. This is the result of a Court of Appeals ruling saying that the Board of State Canvassers ruling that Green Party presidential candidate’s petition to start the recount should not have been granted since she was not an “aggrieved” party given that she only received 1% of the vote in the November election.
After a lawyer urged him not to stick taxpayers with a $5 million recount tab, a federal judge on Wednesday dissolved his earlier decision and halted the hand-recount of 4.8 million ballots that were cast for president in Michigan.
The controversial issue, however, is far from over as an appeal will follow.
U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith issued his written opinion late Wednesday, several hours after hearing arguments about whether a recount in Michigan is warranted or not.
So, the recount of the votes in the state where Donald Trump’s victory was the slimmest is now over.
Given Jill Stein’s tenacity in pursuing this and her attorney Mark Brewer’s tenacity, as well, there’s sure to be much more to this saga so stay tuned…