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President-elect Donald Trump’s attorneys on Thursday asked a state elections panel to reject Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s request for a statewide recount of the 4.8 million ballots in Michigan, calling it a “lawless” electoral “farce.”
Attorneys for Trump and the Michigan Republican Party argued that Stein has “commandeered” the state’s election process and should be denied a recount because she is not an aggrieved candidate since she finished fourth in the Nov. 8 election.
In a brief one-page request, Stein claimed she was “aggrieved on account of fraud or mistake” in the statewide canvass of Michigan’s presidential election. She offered no specific allegations of human error or manipulation of the electoral process.
originally posted by: Goedhardt
Good one OP! I'm curious of what will happen. I do have to admit this is a very interesting election cycle!
originally posted by: Black_Fox
What an incredible waste of money.
What a bunch of idiots who donated money for this.
All the money that's going to be wasted on this mess could have been used to actually help people.
Especially with the holidays.
Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s quest to recount Michigan’s 4.8 million ballots in an unprecedented autopsy of a presidential election could cost taxpayers more than $4 million.
The Green Party nominee’s attorneys left a $973,250 check at the state Bureau of Elections to cover her legally required fees for seeking a recount of 6,300 precincts.
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said Wednesday the recount cost could total $5 million, leaving the state and county governments on the hook for the remaining $4 million.
Cost estimates for the recount have varied wildly between Johnson’s estimate of up to $3 million to Michigan GOP attorney Eric Doster’s estimate of $12 million, the cost of a full statewide election.
If I were Trump, I'd just leave the situation alone. Surely, just recounting shouldn't change the election results... UNLESS....he knows something ?
I'm beginning to think Trump knows he lost, and is trying to prevent anyone from finding out the truth.