Michigan Attorney General Files Lawsuit to Halt Stein Recount

Posted: Dec 02, 2016 12:45 PM

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has filed a lawsuit to stop Green Party candidate Jill Stein's recount, saying the exercise is an unnecessary expenditure of taxpayer dollars (via Politico):

"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," Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, a Republican, 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."

As we've mentioned many times, there was no spike in suspicious cyber activity from outside sources that would suggest a hacking attempt on election night. This was confirmed by the Obama administration through the Department of Homeland Security. The alleged hacking and vulnerable election systems in these states forms the basis for why Stein is engaging in this joke of a recount attempt. There have been allegations that this is a massive fundraising event since Stein has raised more with his recount effort than for her entire failed presidential run. She's raised over $6.3 million for the effort while saying that there's no guarantee that a recount will occur, and that any excess cash raised after their $7 million would be spent on election integrity and other reforms. Again, running in 2020 could be a great way for Greens to advocate that. The Green Party failed to get six percent of the vote, so they're qualified to receive federal election funds for 2020. I guess they're getting a head start in filling those coffers, huh?

President-elect Trump's legal team had filed a recount challenge in Michigan, saying that the whole charade was lawless.