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Disgraceful': Jill Stein accuses judge of giving in to Trump to end Michigan recount efforts

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein attends the Young Turks town hall. (Getty Images/Gabriel Olsen)

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein accused the federal judge who halted the Michigan recount vote of "giving in" to President-elect Donald Trump and Michigan Republicans.

"It's disheartening a judge gave in to Donald Trump and Michigan Republicans, and lifted his emergency order that had kicked off [the recount in Michigan]," Stein said on Twitter Thursday.

Stein has pushed for a recount in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin since the election, but on Thursday a federal judge halted the recount in Michigan.

In a series of tweets following the announcement, Stein called the shuttering of the recount efforts "disgraceful" and said "recount volunteers [and] supporters are in Lansing right now to fight for the constitutional [and] civil rights of" Michigan voters.

"Shutting down the recount isn’t just disenfranchising Michigan voters; it is eroding confidence in our election system," she said.

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