(THE HILL) — A federal judge has stopped the hand recount of nearly 5 million ballots in Michigan, a decision that seems to secure Donald Trump's narrow victory in the traditionally blue state.
U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith, who effectively ordered the recount to begin Monday, sided with a state appeals court Wednesday in halting the effort, ABC News reported.
On Tuesday, a Michigan appeals court ruled 3-0 that Green Party candidate Jill Stein should not have been allowed to demand a recount because she is not an "aggrieved candidate." Goldsmith, after hearing arguments from the state Republican Party and GOP attorney general, agreed.
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