Green Party candidate Jill Stein has spent the last few weeks raising millions to demand a recount in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Over the weekend, her movement got even bigger when Hillary Clinton joined her in demanding a recount in these states.
Now, Donald Trump has responded by filing an objection to Stein’s recount in Michigan, indicating that he is getting a bit nervous about this.
The Michigan Bureau of Elections today received an objection from representatives of Donald J. Trump regarding the presidential election recount that was filed yesterday by Green Party nominee Jill Stein.
Under Michigan law, the recount is halted when the Board of State Canvassers resolves the objection. The board, which by law must resolve the complaint within five days, is scheduled to consider resolution of the objection tomorrow, Dec. 2. If the objection is not adopted by the board, the recount can commence after the second business day following the board’s decision. If the board adopts the objection, the recount would be ended.
A copy of the objection is available online.
Because the objection was received, the recount activity that was scheduled to begin on Friday in Ingham and Oakland counties, and over the weekend in other counties has been postponed.
Trump listed three objections to the recount, the first being that Stein wasn’t aggrieved by the election results. Secondly, he said the recount can’t happen because would prevent Michigan’s electoral college votes from being counted, and third, Trump claims that Stein’s application was never signed and sworn properly.
The fact that Trump is even taking the time to try and stop Stein shows that he is nervous that her recount movement has gone too far. We can only hope that this is not an indication that Stein may actually win this and put Clinton in the White House…
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