Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and the Michigan Court of Appeals issued differing opinions regarding whether the Jill Stein-initiated recount should proceed. The Sixth Circuit affirmed the District Court\'s order requiring the recount to commence, while the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that the Board of State Canvassers should not have granted Stein\'s recount petition as a matter of state law. Another hearing is scheduled in federal court today. The cases are Stein v. Thomas (federal court) and Schuette v. Board of State Canvassers (state court).
In a 2-1 opinion, a District Court panel determined that the redistricting plan enacted by the Wisconsin legislature in 2011 was an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. The court deferred its ruling as to a remedy, ordering further briefing by the parties. The case is Whitford v. Nichol.
Pennsylvania\'s presidential vote may fall within the number that would trigger an automatic recount. According to 25 PS 3154, a recount is automatic if the votes are within one-half percent or less of the total votes cast.
The Colorado Democratic Party filed an emergency motion in Denver District Court to extend voting hours by two hours because of a statewide computer system delay. The Denver Post has details. UPDATE: Court denies extention. Polls close at 7pm as planned.
A New Hampshire state court judge granted a request by the New Hampshire Democratic Party to extend voting hours by one hour in the City of Dover. Earlier in the day, the city emailed its residents that voting hours ended at 8pm when in fact they ended at 7pm. The judge ordered the polls open in Dover until 8pm.
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