Bill Schuette, a Republican, said in a statement that recounting all of the state's votes in the Nov. 8 presidential election "threatens to silence all Michigan votes for President" and criticized Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein for what he called an "inexcusable" request.
Among other things, Schuette points out that with just around 1% of the vote in Michigan, Stein doesn't qualify as an "aggreived" candidate and is therefore not entiteled to a recount. Meanwhile, he also notes that a hand recount would cost Michigan taxpayers millions and put "voters at risk of being disenfranchised in the electoral college."
In a court action filed today, Schuette echoes arguments made for President-elect Donald Trump, arguing Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who received just over 1% of the vote in Michigan, is not an "aggrieved" candidate entitled to a recount, and there isn't time to complete a recount, even if Stein was entitled to one.
"If allowed to proceed, the statewide hand recount could cost Michigan taxpayers millions of dollars and would put Michigan voters at risk of being disenfranchised in the electoral college,"Schuette said in asking the Michigan Supreme Court for immediate consideration of his petition barring a recount.
Of course, Stein didn't help her cause by telling CNN that she has "no evidence" of vote tampering.
Meanwhile, according to Politico, Trump's attorneys have also filed suits to block recounts MI....
Attorneys for President-elect Donald Trump filed an objection Thursday with the Michigan Bureau of Elections, a move that under Michigan law halts the recount until the complaint is resolved.
Trump's team, in its objection, argues that Stein hasn't provided sufficient evidence to doubt the election results.
"All available evidence suggests that the 2016 general election was not tainted by fraud or mistake," the complaint argues.
The recount, scheduled to begin Friday in Ingham and Oakland counties, is now awaiting a Board of State Canvassers ruling on the objection. The board, which must resolve the objection within five days according to state law, is scheduled to meet Friday to consider the matter. If the board fails to adopt the objection, the recount will go forward, but if the board does adopt it, the recount will cease.
Attorneys for President-elect Donald Trump have moved to block the vote recount in Pennsylvania, adding to complaints filed to stop similar proceedings in Michigan and Wisconsin.
"Despite being no more than a blip on the electoral radar, Stein has now commandeered Pennsylvania's electoral process, with an eye toward doing the same to the Electoral College," the complaint filed Thursday states. "There is no evidence -- or even an allegation -- that any tampering with Pennsylvania's voting systems actually occurred."
Jill, we really do think it's time to take whatever money you have left from bamboozling Hillary supporters and find another cause...