AG Calls Ensuring Vote's Accuracy 'A Risky Threat to MI Taxpayers'
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has just filed an emergency appeal with the state Supreme Court, urging it block Jill Stein's recount of votes cast in the November presidential election. Schuette is bypassing the state appellate court, he says, "to ensure a timely process."
In a series of tweets Friday morning the Michigan Republican calls recount efforts "a risky threat" that could result in voters losing their "voice." It's unclear how ensuring the accuracy of the vote's initial results could lead to voters losing their voice - it would seem a recount would ensure all votes matter.
Mich voters rejected @DrJillStein's candidacy and her refusal to accept verified results poses an expensive &a risky threat to MI taxpayers.â€” A.G. Bill Schuette (@SchuetteOnDuty) December 2, 2016
I have filed an emergency motion with the Mich Supreme Court to bypass the Court of Appeals to ensure a timely process.â€” A.G. Bill Schuette (@SchuetteOnDuty) December 2, 2016
Meanwhile, attorneys for Donald Trump right now are arguing to block the recount before the Michigan Board of Canvassers:
Lansing election law super attorneys Gary Gordon and John Pirich now testifying before the board on Trump's behalf, opposed to recount. https://t.co/cBq8I0sSL3â€” Chad Livengood (@ChadLivengood) December 2, 2016
In Pennsylvania, Trump's attorneys are using the court system to try to block the recount in that state.
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