This will sure disappoint those who hoped for different results of the elections. The Michigan Board of Canvassers said that Donald Trump is an official winner.
The final results showed that Trump got 2,279,543 votes (47.6 percent), and Hillary Clinton earning 2,268,839 (47.4 percent).
But, the Green Party’s candidate will sure issue a recount. Jill Stein hired the former Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Mark Brewer as her attorney. We’ll know for sure whether Stein is keeping up with the process on Wednesday.
“We have not heard directly from Jill Stein’s campaign,” State Elections Director Chris Thomas announced. “We are prepared to move forward at this time if we receive any type of recount petition by Wednesday afternoon of this week.”
Rick Lass, director of recounts in Stein’s presidential campaign, said that their candidate will consider a recount.
“We are planning on filing within the 48-hour deadline that’s in the statute,” Lass said in an interview for The Detroit News.
Now that Trump won Michigan, there is a huge chance of recount. The president-elect has one week to make a decision.
If Trump agrees to contest, he should issue a request with the Michigan secretary of state. However, if it gets dismissed by the agency’s Board of State Canvassers, the procedure will start off the next day.
“If the objections are overturned by the board, the recount can commence after the second business day following the issuance of the board’s decision,” secretary of state spokesman Fred Woodhams said for the Detroit Free Press.
The Board of State Canvassers consists of four members. According to the law, that would involve two Republicans and two Democrats.
Trump’s Michigan campaign director Scott Hagerstrom announced that it wouldn’t be good to speculate on the response until the recount starts, but said that “all options will be open and pursued.”
A recount would cost quite a lot. Stein would be obliged to pay $125 per precinct – 6,300 in Michigan. The grand total is estimated to $787,500.
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