Politics

Federal Judge Orders Michigan Recount To Begin Today

Late last night, Judge Mark Goldsmith, a federal judge in Detroit, made a late-night order requiring Michigan begin it’s recount today, Monday, December 5, 2016 no later than 12:00pm local time. The order effectively rejected a motion by state officials to delay the hand recount, which would have pushed recount efforts past a crucial December 13th deadline and rendered them essentially moot.

With the judge ordering the recount move forward, the recount efforts will now likely be completed in advance of that deadline.

4.8 million ballots are being considered for recount in Michigan. Dr. Jill Stein’s attorneys successfully argued that it was unconstitutional to put any delay in the recount efforts, even as much as two days.

Donald Trump won Michigan by a razor-thin 10,704 votes. The electoral college was decided for Trump by three states: Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, where Donald Trump won over Hillary Clinton by a total of 79,646 votes. By contrast, more than 135 million people voted and  Republican Donald Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton by 10,704 votes, or two-tenths of a percentage point, in Michigan. Stein received about 1 percent of the vote.

Alex Mohajer

Named one of OUT Magazine’s 100 Most Eligible Bachelors of 2017, Alex Mohajer is a controversial political writer and commentator whose unapologetic post-election commentary has made him one of the most shared contributors at The Huffington Post. He is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Bros4America (formerly Bros4Hillary), a progressive advocacy organization that gained national recognition during the 2016 presidential election for its efforts to elect Hillary Clinton. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts from U.C. Berkeley where he studied politics with progressive champion Robert Reich, and a Juris Doctorate from from Chapman University School of Law, where he studied constitutional law with conservative hero Hugh Hewitt. While in law school, he was fittingly awarded “Most Likely To Be Held in Contempt” by his graduating class. He has been interviewed for or featured on The Fox News Channel, PolitiFact, The Huffington Post, Washington Post, LA and NY Times, AfterBuzz TV, OUT and Instinct Magazine(s), Dan Savage Blog, TheWrap, Yahoo News, New York Public Radio, The David Pakman Show, The Ann Walker Show, and more. Named by LGBTQ Nation to their Top 8 People Working to Elect Hillary Clinton.

Alex is an author, public/motivational speaker, and an award-winning singer, actor, and solo artist who was nominated for a 2016 Broadway World Award for Best Male Cabaret Artist. Alex lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Bruce Wayne. Press inquiries and bookings: press@bros4america.com