One of the reasons so many people in Michigan voted for Trump is because they’re feeling the pain of financial hardship. If Jill Stein’s recount causes them more of the same pain, it’s a gigantic insult.
The Daily Caller reports:
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Michigan Recount Could Cost Taxpayers $4 Million
Green party candidate Jill Stein filed a request for recount Wednesday in the state of Michigan, following through on her promise to pursue recounts in three states that delivered the election to President-elect Donald Trump.
Stein requested a hand recount of the state’s presidential election ballots, a process that will take a tremendous amount of resources in order to a Dec. 13 deadline. (See Official Recount Request here, courtesy of the Detroit News)
Michigan’s Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said that the cost of a recount of the 4.8 million ballots could total $5 million. Stein’s attorneys submitted a $973,250 check at the state Bureau of Elections Wednesday (the legally required fee for a recount), leaving the remaining cost on state and county governments.
Michigan election officials released the official vote totals Monday, after a lengthy process to certify the Nov. 8th results.
This is not going to make Jill Stein or the Democrats many new friends in Michigan.
Quite the opposite, in fact.
Cross posted from American Lookout.