Michigan ballot recount suspended

636161237275944496-AP-CLINTON-87068834Michigan’s presidential ballot recount is over unless the state Supreme Court steps in.

The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled Green Party nominee Jill Stein had no standing to ask for a recount. The court said with just one percent of the vote, Stein was too far behind.

President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign and state Attorney General Bill Schuette have been battling to shut down the recount. Schuette said Stein’s request was frivolous because she had no chance of winning.

“I think Jill Stein is trying to engage us in a snipe hunt.”

The Stein campaign still hopes the Michigan Supreme Court will intervene. But the court has a Republican majority, including two justices on President-elect Trump’s list of potential US Supreme Court nominees.