Federal Judge Orders Michigan Recount To Start Today At Noon As Stein Vows New Lawsuit In PA
After both Trump and Stein, among others, filed lawsuits last Friday in Michigan, it seems that U. S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith has cleared the path for a recount this morning with an order for election officials to begin counting ballots today at noon. According to The Hill, Goldsmith’s ruling found that Michigan’s law that requires a two-business-day wating period for a recount likely violates voting rights and said the “plaintiffs here have shown a credible threat that the recount, if delayed, would not be completed by the ‘safe harbor’ day.”
In his ruling, Goldsmith said a state law that requires a two-business-day waiting period to begin a recount is likely in violation of voting rights, according to the Detroit Free Press.
In his ruling, he said the “plaintiffs here have shown a credible threat that the recount, if delayed, would not be completed by the ‘safe harbor’ day,” according to Politico.
“The fundamental right invoked by Plaintiffs – the right to vote, and to have that vote conducted fairly and counted accurately – is the bedrock of our Nation,” he wrote.
“Without elections that are conducted fairly – and perceived to be fairly conducted – public confidence in our political institutions will swiftly erode.”
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 5, 2016.