The recount was over when the appeals court said Stein had no standing.
That’s a wrap, everyone can go home.
As I said yesterday, when the Michigan court of appeals demonstrated the logic we expect from our best legal minds, it was a done deal. Tonight, the big news is that judge Goldsmith followed the constitution, and responded properly to the state court decision of recount propriety. From ABC news:
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.
Clearly, he recognized his role was not to determine standing in this case.
The image on the right btw, is for those who think the GOP is forcing them into a safe space.