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Michigan Supreme Court ends recount

According to lawnewz.com, Only five of the seven judges of the Michigan Supreme Court decided whether to take up Stein's appeal of the lower court decision. Two of the judges recused themselves from deciding whether to hear the case because they are on Trump's shortlist for potential Supreme Court appointments.

The two judges were Chief Justice Robert Young and Justice Joan Larsen. The court decided three to two, along party lines, not to take up the appeal because Jill Stein "failed to allege that she has been harmed or that her legal rights have been infringed in any way whatsoever."

Stein had also appealed to a federal court to keep the recount going, but the federal judge did not

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accept her argument. The Michigan Supreme Court was her last chance, so the court's refusal to hear the case means the recount is officially finished.

Stein needed the Michigan Supreme Court to save her recount


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