Republicans Say Michigan Recount May Cost Taxpayers $12 Million

LANSING (AP) – Michigan Republicans say Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s planned request for a hand recount of presidential votes could cost taxpayers up to $12 million, a dozen times what she will have to pay.

GOP attorney Eric Doster, who will help represent President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign in the recount, said Tuesday he can’t imagine the recount costing less than $10 to $12 million — the cost of a statewide election.

Republicans cite “astronomical” costs of overtime pay, training, security and travel.

Stein plans to file her recount petition Wednesday and will pay the required $973,250.

Michigan GOP Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel declines to say if Republicans will challenge the recount or take legal action, saying Stein hasn’t yet made her request.

Trump won Michigan by 10,704 votes over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

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  1. Michigan needs to charge what the actual costs of a recount of votes. Especially when Michigan took their time to make sure the votes were counted and there was not any illegal activity.

  2. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THESE DEGENERATE DEMOCRATS? THEY WERE ATTACKING OUR PE TRUMP FOR NOT RESPECTING THE ELECTION….UNTIL…..THEY LOST NOW THEY ARE RECOUNTING EVERYTHING AND HAVE BEEN TOLD AND THEY ADMITTED THAT IT WILL CHANGE NOTHING….

    THESE TRAITORS ARE USING THIS TO GET MONEY! THEY HAVE RAISED TENS OF MILLIONS AND ARE KEEPING IT INSTEAD OF PAYING MICHIGAN FOR THE TRUE COST OF A RECOUNT.

    THEY ARE PROUD OF HATING AMERICA. FLAG BURNING, DEFENDING MURDERING TERRORISTS, CLOSING THE ONLY PRISON THAT CAN HOLD TERRORISTS.

    INSTEAD OF LEAVING QUIETLY WITH GRACE AND CLASS, OBONGO IS ON THE TV EVERY NIGHT ATTACKING OUR NEW PRESIDENT….

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