Despite the substantial cost to tax-payers and the lack of evidence suggesting there was any voter fraud to begin with, the Michigan Secretary of State will not stop a recount in the state.
BREAKING: Michigan board of state canvassers declines to stop recount of presidential vote – Michigan secretary of state on Twitter
— Reuters Politics (@ReutersPolitics) December 2, 2016
Michigan’s Attorney General filed a lawsuit to stop the recount, which the Green Party is pushing for, but it will move forward.
Just in: The Michigan A.G. has filed a lawsuit to halt the Green Party's requested recount of presidential votes in the state. pic.twitter.com/WovyDgZnkr
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) December 2, 2016
Bill Schuette, a Republican, said in a statement that recounting all of the state’s votes in the Nov. 8 presidential election “threatens to silence all Michigan votes for President” and criticized Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein for what he called an “inexcusable” request.
Schuette’s office later put out a statement explaining the motion.
“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.”
Stein had filed a request last week for a recount of Michigan’s vote in the 2016 election after a razor-thin margin made the state the last to be called. President-elect Donald Trump ended up winning Michigan’s 16 electoral votes by just 0.2 percentage points, or just under 10,000 votes out of over 5.5 million cast.
With everyone soooo serious lately – how about a little comic relief? The Flipside with Michael Loftus makes fun of Joseph Clancy, the head of the secret service. This is one of the funniest skits I have ever seen. With Barack Obama heading out the door, maybe the Secret Service will finally get their act together! If not, Donald Trump will have to say, “You’re Fired!”