Michigan presidential vote recount schedule released

A schedule has been released for the presidential vote recount effort in Michigan.

Green Party candidate Jill Stein requested a full hand count making it the third state to examine the votes of the President recount. Stein previously asked for recounts of the votes in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Volunteers are being sought to help in the recount, with the dates starting at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 2 and going through Dec. 4. A recount request was filed Wednesday afternoon in Michigan.

In Wayne County the recount will be held at Cobo Center Room 430 Saturday and Sunday; rooms 410a and 420 Monday.

In Macomb County the recount is at the Macomb Community College Sports and Expo Center building Saturday.

In Oakland County the recount is at the Ingham County Fairgrounds, Main Arena Building Friday.

In Livingston County the recount is at the John E. LaBelle Public Safety Complex on Saturday.

In Washtenaw County the recount is at the Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center Saturday.

A complete list can be found in the photo above. To see a link with more details CLICK HERE. To volunteer for the recount CLICK HERE.

Michigan Republicans say Stein's planned request for a hand recount of presidential votes could cost taxpayers up to $12 million, a dozen times what she will have to pay.

GOP attorney Eric Doster, who will help represent President-elect Donald Trump's campaign in the recount, said Tuesday he can't imagine the recount costing less than $10 to $12 million - the cost of a statewide election. Republicans cite costs of overtime pay, training, security and travel.

Stein plans to file her recount petition Wednesday and will pay the required $973,250.

Trump won Michigan by 10,704 votes over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

“The people of Michigan and all Americans deserve a voting system that we can trust,” Stein said. “After a presidential election tarnished by use of outdated and unreliable machines and accusations of irregularities, people of all political persuasions are asking if our elections results are reliable.

“We must recount the votes so we can build trust in our election system.”


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