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Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson released the following statement Wednesday night after a federal district judge lifted his order mandating the statewide recount start:

“The courts have ruled that Jill Stein’s recount should stop. This is a testament of the integrity of Michigan elections.

“I especially want to thank our local clerks and their staff, precinct workers, county clerks, our staff at the Michigan Bureau of Elections and especially the patriots who volunteered their personal time to ensure integrity at the polls and in the partial recount efforts that have taken place.

“We live in the greatest nation in the world and are resilient, and at our best when we work together. As a state and nation we will continue to have monumental challenges before us. It is now time for people to come together to do their share to carry out a long-term American tradition: work hard, sacrifice and make good decisions so our kids and grandkids have even more opportunity.”