Federal Judge Puts Halt To Michigan Electoral Recount

By Karen Friar Markets MarketWatch Pulse

A federal judge has put a halt to the electoral recount in Michigan after finding no support for Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein's concerns over hacking, according to media reports. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith on Wednesday lifted an earlier order preventing the state's Board of Elections from stopping the recount, which has already started. "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," Judge Goldsmith said in his order, reports said. He also cited a state court ruling that Stein was not an "aggrieved" candidate in Michigan's ballot, as the fourth-placed candidate had little chance of winning even after a recount.

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