Michigan just dropped the hammer on Jill Stein. First, a judge thwarted her insane recount efforts, then a bill was passed that could cause harm to the liberal sore loser for years to come!
Michigan lawmakers are in the midst of passing a bill that will cause the Green Party candidate and those like her to deeply ponder the need for a recount before levying a petition to force the matter. If the bill garners full approval, any candidate who files a recount request with the court would be held responsible for covering the ENTIRE cost of the action.
Last week, GOP Senator Lisa Lyons introduced House Bill 6097, the Conservative Review notes. If voted into law, any candidate who loses by a more than five percent margin of the vote would have to pay for a ballot recount in each requested precinct.
Under existing Michigan law, candidates who lose a race by more than 0.5 percent of the vote only have to pay $125 per precinct for the recount.
The state, i.e. the taxpayers, cover the rest of the cost of the recount.
Michigan boats 6,300 voter precincts. Senator Lyons’s bill has already passed the Michigan House Elections Committee by a five to three vote.
Michigan House Bill 6097 is now being considered by the state’s House of Representatives. After pushing the recount through, Jill Stein has already paid the state $973,750 for actions taken to fulfill her demand.
Taxpayers in Michigan are being forced to pay a much bigger bill for an action they themselves have not pushed for. The statewide recount is expected to cost about $12 million to complete.
If Lisa Lyons’s bill garners the full approval needed to become law, it will be retroactive to January 1, 2016. If that does happen, and there is a very good chance it will, Jill Stein will be required to reimburse the state for the full cost of her Michigan recount effort.
As previously reported by the Angry Patriot, Stein petitioned a Michigan court for a hand recount of all 4.8 million ballots cast in the state. The Green Party candidate filed similar requests in both Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
Stein won only about one percent of the vote in Michigan. She lost by a similar dismal margin in the other two traditionally blue states.
She may find herself looking for handouts for years to pay off this tab! And she deserved every bit of it!