Michigan recount over, rules federal judge

A federal judge has issued a ruling to dissolve the temporary restraining order of the Michigan recount.

The presidential election ballot recount was due to concerns raised in Michigan among three battleground states whose narrow results were "red flagged" according to former Green Party candidate Jill Stein. She requested the recount and called into question the accuracy of vote scanning machines which could have been hacked.

In the opinion, written by US District Judge Mark Goldsmith, said the issues that Stein raised were "serious indeed" but there was not enough evidence of fraud to go ahead with the recount.

"The vulnerability of our system of voting poses the threat of potentially devastating attack on the integrity of our election system.

"But invoking a court's aid to remedy that problem in the manner Plaintiffs have chosen seeking a recount as an audit of the election to test whether the vulnerability led to actual compromise of the voting system - has never been endorsed by any court, and would require evidence of fraud or a mistake and speculative fear of them.

"Such evidence has not been presented here."

>>See below to read entire court ruling

On Tuesday a federal appeals court refused to stop the recount. Then hours later, a state appeals court ruled that the recount should never have started in the first place because Stein was not close to winning the election.

Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel issued the following statement:

The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled Monday that Jill Stein was not "an aggrieved candidate" and that the recount should stop.

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