Mass confusion continues to reign over what is happening, or may happen, with respect to a recount of the Nov. 8 election results in Michigan.
Everyone knows Green Party candidate Jill Stein has petitioned for a recount, even though she received only 1% of the vote. Against all odds, she’s winning her battle to get what she’s demanding. Recounts began today in Oakland and Ingham Counties, six more counties are scheduled to begin recounting tomorrow (Tues.), and all the rest of Michigan’s 83 counties are scheduled to follow, including as many as nine as late as Dec. 12.
The recounts are happening because a federal judge in Detroit ruled at midnight last night that they must. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has appealed this edict to the federal 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, but in the meantime the counts have already started in Ingham and Oakland. Schuette has also filed suit in both the state Court of Appeals and state Supreme Court to stop the Michigan recount, and the appellate court has responded by scheduling a hearing for Tuesday (12/6) morning.
Who’s counting, and who isn’t? Here’s where to go to find out the answers (we wish it was a link, but we can’t do it):
Try these, and you’ll know as much as anybody right now. In the meantime, stay tuned for court ruling announcements …