Jill Stein has been pushing for a recount in three states, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. The Pennsylvania recount was total loss and now she lost in Michigan- big time, too!
According to the Detroit Free Press the Michigan Court of Appeals pronounced Stein’s recount initiatives unlawful since she stood no chance of winning and she is definitely not an “aggrieved candidate.”
The Court decided that the Board of State Canvassers should have had in mind Stein’t position and never start the recount in the first place.
This development happened together with a 2-1 order from the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals which upheld U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith’s Monday order that the recount ought to finish by noon of that very day and it ultimately did.
This initiated a further proceeding in front of Goldsmith and the Michigan Republican Party already wanted another hearing file.
“The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled in our favor, determining that the petition for recount filed by Dr. Jill Stein should have been denied,” said Ronna Romney McDaniel, chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party. “Dr. Stein is not an aggrieved candidate as she has no chance of winning the election in Michigan.”
Attorney General Bill Schuette stated: “I’m grateful, and I know Michigan taxpayers agree, that the Michigan Court of Appeals has adhered to the rule of law.”
The estimated cost for the recount was around $5 million.
Basically, we have two main court orders happening now. The Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit stated that the recount is mandatory, while the Michigan Court of Appeals pointed out that Stein does not have any basis for it. As we can see, the State Court ruled accordingly unlike the federal appeals court.
Stein was never in position to ask for a recount. A candidate who can ask for this is someone who “must be able to allege a good faith belief that but for mistake or fraud, she would have had a reasonable chance of winning.”
She never met these standards so her initiative fell down the drain.
Stein’s lawyers, like Mark Brewer, had stated that as a result of the Goldsmith’s Monday order the recount should start at noon that day and “continue until further order of this court.”
This ruling was appealed by the Michigan Republican Party to the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. Here, Schuette also asked for a recount intervention. The 6th Circuit held Goldsmith’s ruling by releasing an order on Tuesday. They also said that Goldsmith has to make motions in case state courts decided that the recount hurt the state law.
Finally, a State Court did determine that a violation of the law happened as a result of the recount.
However, Stein did not seem to care about this, bu you know what? Trump won fair and square and the laws are the laws- so, cry it out, Stein, and move on.