Michigan Supreme Court shuts down Stein's recount effort

Michigan Supreme Court shuts down Stein's recount effort
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Michigan’s Supreme Court denied Jill Stein’s appeal to keep her recount effort alive in the state Friday. 


The state’s highest court ruled 3-2 to reject Stein’s appeal, days after the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that Stein was not eligible to pursue a recount.

The Supreme Court’s ruling stated that Stein “failed to allege she’s been harmed or that her legal rights have been infringed in any way whatsoever.”

In its ruling on Tuesday, the state’s appeals court stated that Stein was not an “aggrieved candidate” under state law, because she received just over 1 percent of the vote on Election Day.

President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment trial Warren goes local in race to build 2020 movement 2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes MORE acknowledged the ruling at a rally in the state on Friday night.

"I heard a half an hour ago the courts ruled, we totally won and it’s over,” Trump said.

"Not that we care about that, that was just a way of somebody trying to raise some money for themselves.”

The former Green Party presidential candidate has scheduled a rally in Detroit on Saturday afternoon, according to the Detroit Free Press.