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RandySF

(62,685 posts)
Sat Dec 3, 2016, 01:16 AM Dec 2016

Federal judge sides with Jill Stein over Donald Trump; Wisconsin recount will continue

The Wisconsin recount will continue. Donald Trump and his backers had filed an emergency motion in federal court to try to immediately stop the statewide recount, already in progress, from continuing. But U.S. District Judge James Peterson denied this motion, ordering that the recount will continue unabated. However, Trump and his team aren’t giving up, and will still take one more legal shot at stopping the recount – though that may come too late to matter.

Trump’s attempt at stopping Jill Stein’s recount effort in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania has raised eyebrows around the country, suggesting that he expects to lose those states if the recounts are allowed to proceed. If all three states determined at the end of their recounts that Hillary Clinton has in fact received the most votes in that state, she will be awarded those electoral votes, which would collectively put her over the 270 mark and make her the president-elect. But according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the federal judge ordered today that the recount will continue while Trump and his side carry out the rest of their legal antics.

Judge Peterson says he will hold a hearing on December 9th, a full week from now, to allow Donald Trump and his associates to prevent their evidence for wanting the recount stopped. But in the mean time, votes will continue to be recounted. That means that by the time the hearing begins a week from now, the recount could be mostly or fully complete. Meanwhile the Michigan elections board refused Trump’s request to stop its impending recount yesterday, prompting Trump’s side to file a last ditch lawsuit in the state which has not yet been ruled on. And even as Trump tries to stop a Pennsylvania statewide recount from happening, Philadelphia is voluntarily holding its own recount.



http://www.palmerreport.com/news/judge-jill-stein-donald-trump-wisconsin-recount/342/

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Federal judge sides with Jill Stein over Donald Trump; Wisconsin recount will continue (Original Post) RandySF Dec 2016 OP
I am still somewhat skeptical anything can be flipped, BUT DFW Dec 2016 #1
I feel the same way as you. nini Dec 2016 #3
The winner should be thrilled to watch those votes get counted every day. Cracklin Charlie Dec 2016 #4
Great news, thanks. anamandujano Dec 2016 #2
YES! A victory flamingdem Dec 2016 #5
Doubled up today. byronius Dec 2016 #7
K & R SunSeeker Dec 2016 #6
KnR Hekate Dec 2016 #8
COUNT THE VOTES!!!! mountain grammy Dec 2016 #9

DFW

(55,222 posts)
1. I am still somewhat skeptical anything can be flipped, BUT
Sat Dec 3, 2016, 02:06 AM
Dec 2016

I can't help but say the actions and reactions of the Trump side are NOT those of a campaign that is completely innocent/ignorant of wrongdoing OR completely confident that a recount will confirm their victory.

Cracklin Charlie

(12,904 posts)
4. The winner should be thrilled to watch those votes get counted every day.
Sat Dec 3, 2016, 02:20 AM
Dec 2016

He won, right? Everybody likes winning.

These are the sorriest looking/acting bunch of winners I have ever seen.

flamingdem

(39,620 posts)
5. YES! A victory
Sat Dec 3, 2016, 02:30 AM
Dec 2016

and we need that.

Kudos to Jill Stein for her persistence, please donate if you have not so they hit 7 million.

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