Legislation Aims To Prevent Unnecessary Recounts

Lawmakers in the state House have voted to end what they call frivolous recounts from moving forward. State Representative Aaron Miller is a backer who spoke with Michigan News Network about the plan.

“What happened last year was that Jill Stein lost by a very large amount, and she fired off a recount request, and the state scrambled to start a statewide recount, which is a very expensive affair,” Milller said.

Miller says a bill sent to the Michigan Senate would only allow political candidates to ask for a recount if they have a reasonable chance of winning. Presidential candidate Jill Stein gained just 1% of the vote. Under his plan, she would not have qualified.