>> The race to recount votes cast in the presidential election in Michigan coming to an abrupt halt. A federal judge Wednesday siding with the state appeals court's decision that Green Party candidate Jill Stein does not have grounds to pursue a recount in the state. Saying Stein who finished 4th in the presidential race doesn't have a chance of winning after a recount and therefore isn't an aggrieved candidate.
The Stein campaign now taking the fight to the Michigan Supreme Court, also seeking to disqualify two justices there because they have been mentioned by Donald Trump as potential nominees to the US Supreme Court. In addition to Michigan, Stein is trying to have the votes tallied again in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
All three states were key to Trump's victory on November 8th. While the recounts are extremely unlikely to change the outcome of the election, Stein has said they're necessary. Citing concerns about computer hacking the reliability of voting machines. Hillary Clinton's campaign has said it will take part in the recounts.