The Detroit News states that Jill Stein, who was the Green Party candidate for the 2016 United States Presidential election, has asked for a recount in the Michigan electoral votes. She claims that the Michigan electoral vote was influenced by hackers.
Stein has raised $5 million toward her goal of $7 million in order to finance this in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Her campaign website also states that she wants to certify the honesty of our elections. Stein states that there is an important need to clarify the total number of the machine-counted votes.
The Detroit News also reports that a Michigan recount would cost Stein $790,000. Fred Woodhams, who is the current secretary of state spokesman, said on Friday that re-tallying the votes would then cover $125-per precinct affordability. There are over 6,300 precincts across the state of Michigan alone. Currently, Stein’s request has not been accepted.
Woodman states that his office does not have an estimate of how long a recount would take. He explained that an additional the vote review would be administered by the Board of State Canvassers, as well. The board would use the staff of the Bureau of Elections to help conduct the recount. There are more that 4.7 million ballots to be reviewed.
Written by John A. Federico
Edited by Cathy Milne
The Detroit News: State: Michigan recount would cost Stein $790K
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