WHAT?! Sorry Jill sometimes being an adult sucks. We don’t get what we want just because we want it. Tough lesson I suppose, but, when your stupid you have to pay for it. Case in point:
Michigan lawmakers are heavily considering legislation to discourage more futile recount efforts by candidates who lose their election bids a landslide. This will force the candidate to foot the bill for the recount, if they are that confident an injustice has been made in their behalf.
Lisa Lyons, Republican state Sen. Introduced the bill this last week. It states that a candidate who lost by more than 5 percent will pay for the full cost of the recount for each precinct referred to (there are 6,300 precincts in Michigan) in his or her petition.
Wow, That’s a hefty fine! The bill passed on a 5-3 vote in the House Elections committee, now all we are waiting on is for it to move to the state’s full House of Representatives for consideration.
Green Party candidate Jill Stein filed for a hand recount of all 4.8 million votes in Michigan (among others) in the Nov. 8 presidential election, citing unreliable voting machines and supposed irregularities.
According to the Detroit Free Press, current state law requires candidates who lose their race by greater than 0.5 percent to pay $125 per precinct for the recount, while the state pays for the rest. For Jill Stein, that meant a $973,750 check written to the state of Michigan. But the Great Lakes State is by no means coming out in the black on the deal, as the cost is expected to be as much as $12 million.
That leaves Michigan taxpayers on the hook for Stein’s political sideshow — a recount many feel she is not entitled to, given the margin of her defeat. Stein won a meager 1.1 percent of the vote in Michigan, finishing in fourth place — more than 2.2 million behind Donald Trump.
“Our current state law is more focused at a local level and we’ve found that it’s working well at that level,” said state Rep. Lyons, per Kathleen Gray and the Free Press. “This would protect our taxpayers for footing the bill for a frivolous recount where the outcome is highly unlikely or nearly impossible to change.”
Jill Stein, of course, does not expect to change the results of the election. She launched her laughable recount effort in a vainglorious attempt to raise money. As Conservative Review’s Rob Eno explained: “Stein did this to increase her donor file. Many politicians ‘buy’ their donor files from their campaigns. It is a valuable source of income for the candidate. In a report on Ben Carson’s donor list an expert told NBC News that each email address of an active donor is worth $5-$6 on the open rental market over a three year period. Stein is looking to cash in.”
SCORE! This would be awesome! Do you think Lisa Lyons’ should pass the bill in Michigan, it would be retroactive to Jan. 1, 2016, forcing Jill Stein to pay for her own demands.
It would save the state’s taxpayers millions and put all of those funds back into the community. Not to mention talk about sticking it to the Green Party con artist.
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