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U.S. District Judge Dissolves TRO, Halting Michigan Recount

Posted on December 8, 2016, 11:48 am

A U.S. District Judge granted the request of the Michigan Republican Party and the Michigan Attorney General to dissolve a temporary restraining order that had allowed the Jill Stein-initiated recount to commence. Judge Mark Goldsmith determined that Stein failed to show entitlement to a recount under Michigan or federal law. The case is Stein v. Thomas.

In Michigan Recount, Conflicting Rulings from Sixth Circuit and Michigan Court of Appeals

Posted on December 7, 2016, 10:38 am

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).

PA automatic recount law

Posted on November 9, 2016, 12:56 am

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. 


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