Michigan’s $12 Million Dollar Recount Puts Their Electoral Votes in Jeopardy

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There are multiple lawsuits underway to push for or stop the expensive recount in Michigan. Michigan GOP attorney Eric Doster estimates it will cost $12 million, the cost of a full election, the Detroit News reported. It is also putting the electoral votes of Michigan in jeopardy.

“If we don’t have this process over by Dec. 13, we certainly jeopardize Michigan’s electors and risk disenfranchising all of Michigan’s voters from the election,” said Eric Doster, general counsel for the Michigan Republican Party.

Stein is also fighting efforts to halt the recount in Wisconsin, where Trump supporters have tried to stop the recount in progress there. Wisconsin is also in danger of not having their electoral votes counted.

There are lawsuits in Pennsylvania as well while they continue to tally votes. Trump’s lead has dropped precipitously from 71,000 more than Hillary to 49,000 as overseas and provisional ballots are counted.

Michigan’s attorney general announced Friday he would file suit to stop a recount requested by Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein.

“Today I am filing suit to stop @DrJillStein’s frivolous, expensive recount request,” Bill Schuette, a Republican, wrote on Twitter.

“Michigan voters rejected Stein’s candidacy by massive margins but her refusal to accept that state-verified result poses an expensive and risky threat to hard-working taxpayers and abuses the intent of Michigan law,” Schuette said.

“We have asked the court to end the recount which Stein is pursuing in violation of Michigan laws that protect the integrity of our elections. It is inexcusable for Stein to put Michigan voters at risk of paying millions and potentially losing their voice in the Electoral College in the process.”

 

Donald Trump has also sued to stop the recount. Trump was unsuccessful at getting the recount overturned with the Michigan Board of State Canvassers, and both he and Stein have filed competing lawsuits in federal courts.

According to The Hill, Trump is suing the Director of Elections Christopher Thomas and Michigan’s Board of State Canvassers alleging that “without immediate action by this court, Trump will continue to suffer irreparable injury.”

Michigan’s Board of State Canvassers deadlocked 2-2 Friday, on President-elect Donald Trump’s objection to Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s request for a recount of all presidential ballots cast in Michigan, meaning a hand recount of Michigan’s presidential ballots goes forward and could begin late Tuesday or likely early Wednesday.

However the attorney general’s lawsuit puts that in doubt.

Meanwhile, back in Wisconsin the Great America PAC, the Stop Hillary PAC, and a Wisconsin voter all filed federal lawsuits there arguing that the recount efforts violate the due process rights of Trump voters.

Jill is fundraising off this and won’t promise the money will only be used for recounts. The failed leftist candidate also gets to make a name for herself. Perhaps she has visions of being the next Bernie Sanders. She claims she is doing it for the people as she piles up cash with a limit now raised to over $9 million.

The chances of the election being overturned are almost zero.

This has Hillary’s handprints all over it and she is the only one who will benefit from additional votes. The Clintons will not go away quietly.