Stein and her lawyers should be sanctioned and fined for filing the bogus recount lawsuit that could cost taxpayers millions.
Michigan’s Republican attorney general filed a lawsuit on Friday to halt a vote recount attempt pursued in the state by Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein.
“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,” Bill Schuette said in a statement, Politico reported.
“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,” he continued.
Schuette’s lawsuit calls Stein’s effort “dilatory and frivolous” given the failed presidential candidate’s admission that she has no evidence of fraud or widespread errors occurring in the state’s voting process. The attorney general said he also filed an emergency motion with Michigan’s Supreme Court “to bypass the Court of Appeals to ensure a timely process.”
Stein filed a petition with the state’s Board of Canvassers on Wednesday asking for a manual recount of every vote cast in Michigan for the presidential election. The effort, expected to begin on Friday, cost the campaign nearly $1 million. Stein is also leading recount efforts in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, claiming that her goal is to “ensure the integrity and accuracy of the vote.”
Schuette warned a recount in the state could end up costing $5 million, potentially leaving taxpayers exposed to paying the remainder not covered by Stein.