A pair of Wednesday rulings have dealt a serious blow to rogue Green party nominee Jill Stein’s recount circus. Dr. Jill – who has served a stealth Hillary surrogate – watched in horror after a federal judge shut down the Michigan recount because she had no right to it in the first place.
Providing that it survives the coming furious appeal by Clintonstein’s legal wizards, it appears that the initial results will stand and that Donald Trump won the state. The ruling is a sucker punch to the solar plexus of Democrats who chose to tell white working class voters to go and pound sand as they believed that the Great Lakes state was in their hip pocket.
The Detroit Free Press reports “Federal judge halts Michigan presidential election recount”:
After two days of ballot counting, conflicting court decisions and legal wranglings between frustrated lawyers, a federal judge on Wednesday halted the hand recount of 4.8 million ballots cast for president in Michigan, concluding there’s no real evidence of foul play and there’s no valid reason to continue the recount.
In his eight-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith said “there is no basis” for him to ignore a state court ruling that said the recount should never had started. He was referring to the Michigan Court of Appeals 3-0 ruling, which said that Green Party Candidate Jill Stein, who requested the recount, never had a shot at winning with her fourth-place finish and 1% of the vote, and therefore was not an aggrieved candidate.
Goldsmith’s ruling also bolstered some arguments that were repeatedly made by the Michigan Republican Party: that there was never any evidence that hacking or fraud occurred at the polls, and that Michigan’s voting system is so secure that not even the “Gremlins, Martians or Russian hackers” could tamper with it. That argument appeared to carry some weight with the judge.
“To date, plaintiffs have not presented evidence of tampering or mistake. Instead, they present speculative claims going to the vulnerability of the voting machinery — but not actual injury,” Goldsmith wrote, adding the potential for fraud is not enough to continue to allow the recount to proceed.
Adding to Stein’s woes, another judge in Pennsylvania smacked down her demand to do a “forensic audit” on voting machines.
As reported by Politico “Court denies Jill Stein request to examine voting machines”:
Jill Stein hit yet another roadblock in her efforts to hold a recount in Pennsylvania on Wednesday, with a Philadelphia court denying the Green Party presidential candidate’s request for a full forensic analysis of electronic voting machines and their software.
The Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas’ decision follows a Philadelphia Board of Elections ruling that Stein’s team could not conduct an examination of the machines.
The court’s move is a major setback for Stein in Pennsylvania, as her lawyers have sought to prove that the results of the 2016 presidential election in the state could have been tainted in some way.
“The court’s decision will deny voters the chance to know the truth about this election,” Stein lawyer Ilann Maazel said in a statement. “The only way we’ll know if this was a secure and accurate election is if we’re able to do a full forensic analysis of these machines, which experts testify are easily hacked, have been hacked by college students in a lab setting, and are banned in California and other states. The federal courts will now have a chance to do right by the people of Pennsylvania and order such an analysis.”
Despite Stein’s team wailing about the “truth” and “protecting the vote” this entire goat rodeo has been a crock of shit from the onset and is a clear attempt by the embittered loser Hillary Clinton to sow the seeds of doubt over President-elect Trump’s legitimacy.
It was always going to be a tough rock to roll and while Stein was showered with gobs of adoration by the real peddlers of fake news in the mainstream media, the longer it dragged on the worse that it smelled to ordinary Americans.
So barring any last minute surprises we now move on to the Electoral College where Team Hillary has had her goons threatening electors for weeks and has a slew of faithless electors lined up already to mount an effort to deny Trump the White House.
Originally published at Downtrend.com