If it feels like Green candidate Jill Stein is receiving more coverage from the media post-election than during the election, it’s probably true.
For some reason, she just won’t go away.
Stein knows the results of the race aren’t going to change, yet she insists on taking advantage of the uninformed left to make a bigger name for herself.
Now, a recount in Michigan will begin at noon, today.
Waste of time.
From Detroit Free Press:
A federal judge early Monday morning ordered a recount of Michigan’s presidential ballots to begin at noon on Monday, and for the state to “assemble necessary staff to work sufficient hours” to complete the recount by a Dec. 13 federal deadline.
Lawyers for Green Party candidate Jill Stein urged the action in an emergency request, and U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith held a rare Sunday hearing in federal court. It lasted three hours, and Goldsmith issued a written opinion just after midnight on Monday morning.
Goldsmith said a state law requiring a two business day waiting period to start the recount likely violates voting rights. Stein has shown “a credible threat that the recount, if delayed, would not be completed” by Dec. 13 — the federal “safe harbor” deadline to guarantee Michigan’s electoral votes are counted when the electoral college meets on Dec. 19.
“With the perceived integrity of the presidential election as it was conducted in Michigan at stake, concerns with cost pale in comparison,” Goldsmith said in his opinion.
In ordering the recount to begin at noon Monday, rather than Wednesday morning under the two-day waiting period the state planned to observe, Goldsmith ordered the recount, once started, “must continue until further order of this court.”
This recount will potentially cost $5 million taxpayer dollars.
Doesn’t anyone care that that money could be going to things that matter, like schools, roads, hospitals?
From Detroit News:
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed an motion to intervene late Sunday, arguing Stein didn’t have a constitutional right to a recount and that she should post a bond for the entire cost, in case it is later ruled the recount wasn’t required. State officials have said the recount could cost up to $5 million.
Enough is enough.
We’re all tired of the nonsense.
How is this helping anybody?