The recount of the presidential election spear headed by Jill Stein is continuing. But it just got dealt a massive blow by a federal judge in Michigan. The judges ruling pretty much ended the recount in the state. Ultimately, the judge ruled that Stein had no legal standing to request a recount for the state of Michigan.
Which means that his ruling solidifies President Elect Donald Trump’s win in the state of Michigan. He was able to turn Michigan from blue to red this election after decades of blue state voting. Which he was also able to do in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
The man in charge of this ruling was United States District Judge Mark Goldsmith. He agreed with conservatives who have argued that the recount in Michigan should end. He refused to give Stein the aggrieved plaintiff status primarily because she finished in fourth place in Michigan. Thus, she had zero percent chance of increasing her place in the lineup after the recount.
“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.”
The judge noted that his decision was made because of the filing deadline timing as well as the lack of legal standing that Stein’s team was on. Only twenty counties have been recounted as of yet in the recount. Others were finished before the ruling came down.
Stein only received one percent of the vote in Michigan as well as Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. She has also spoken to reporters and said that the purpose of the recount was not to win. Perhaps that is one thing we can all agree on. Only a delusional person would think she could seriously win.
She did not have a chance of winning before the recount even while the presidential election was taking place. She surely is not going to have one now. Stein insists the recount is to preserve the integrity of the results of the election for the American people.
Goldsmith also said,
“They present speculative claims going to the vulnerability of the voting machinery — but not actual injury.”
Perhaps Stein and her legal team should put some more thought into their case before taking it before a federal judge. Especially considering the fact that millions of taxpayer dollars are on the line. Wasting our taxpayer money on frivolous and meaningless recounts that will bring about no change is a disgrace and a waste.