Michigan Republican Party Response to Court Rulings

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 6, 2016 – Michigan Republican Party Chairman Ronna Romney McDaniel issued the following statement regarding the rulings of the Michigan Court of Appeals and the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals:

“This is a win for Michigan taxpayers. The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled in our favor, determining that the petition for recount filed by Dr. Jill Stein should have been denied. Dr. Stein is not an aggrieved candidate as she has no chance of winning the election in Michigan.”

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals made clear, in their ruling, that “If, subsequently, the Michigan courts determine that Plaintiffs’ recount is improper under Michigan state law for any reason, we expect the district court to entertain any properly filed motions to dissolve or modify its order in this case.”