Politics

Trump's Attorneys Move To Block Recount

| by Ray Brown

Attorneys for President-elect Donald Trump have filed lawsuits to stop recount efforts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.

In Pennsylvania, Trump's attorneys sued the Green Party's Jill Stein for her attempt to get a recount in the state, arguing that her effort “alleges speculative illegality,” according to Politico.

In Wisconsin, a pro-Trump Super PAC said Stein's recount effort “unjustifiably cast doubt upon the legitimacy of President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s victory.”

And in Michigan, the state's Attorney General Bill Schuette, who served as chairman of former Florida Republican Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida's campaign before supporting Trump, also filed a lawsuit against Stein.

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“Michigan voters rejected Stein’s candidacy by massive margins, but her refusal to accept that state-verified result poses an expensive and risky threat to hard-working taxpayers and abuses the intent of Michigan law,” Schuette said, according to CNN.

Schuette also blasted Stein for raising the money for the recount effort through fundraising. Stein raised more than $4.5 million through online donations.

“It is inexcusable for Stein to put MI votes at risk of paying millions and potentially losing their voice in the Elec College,” Schuette wrote.

Stein, who pushed for a recount after rumors circulated that the election might have been hacked, has repeatedly said her effort is to provide more transparency.

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“Our democracy allows for recounts to ensure the accuracy and security of elections, and today’s move by the Attorney General is yet another frivolous attempt to obstruct this legal process,” she said, according to Politico. “In an election already tainted by suspicion, some coming from Donald Trump himself, verifying the vote is a common-sense procedure that would put all concerns around voter disenfranchisement to rest.”

Sources: A.G. Bill Schuette/Twitter, CNN, Politico / Photo credit: noopy420/Wikipedia

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