Reports: Michigan Supreme Court denies recount appeal by Jill Stein

One day before her visit to Detroit, former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein's state recount efforts were effectively ended.

On Friday the Michigan Supreme Court rejected Stein's appeal for a recount of the presidential election in a 3-2 split. According to the Detroit Free Press, they concluded "She had no standing to seek a recount because she wasn't an aggrieved candidate."

The ruling agrees with the Michigan Court of Appeals conclusion earlier this week against Stein, saying she did not meet the standard of an aggrieved candidate. Stein finished with one percent of the vote and placed fourth.

The Michigan Supreme Court stating it supported the conclusion by the Court of Appeals "that petitioner failed to adequately allege that she "is aggrieved on account of fraud or mistake in the canvass of the votes," according to the Free Press.

Stein is scheduled to come to Detroit at 2 p.m. Saturday for a rally at Cobo Center.

The recount began in some Michigan counties Monday and others on Tuesday as it raised concerns about some voting irregularities and worries over malfunctioning optical scanners.

It also drew the ire of some critics who complained about the cost of the recount as well and state GOP leader Ronna Romney McDaniel referred to Stein's efforts as a "1 percent temper-tantrum."


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