Enough Already - End this Wasteful 1% Taxpayer Funded Recount

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 7, 2016 – Michigan Republican Party Chairman Ronna Romney McDaniel applauded the Michigan Board of Canvassers who voted to direct Michigan Director of Elections Chris Thomas to end the recount if Judge Goldsmith lifts his temporary restraining order continuing the Michigan recount. Yesterday, a unanimous Court of Appeals panel ordered the Board of Canvassers by writ of mandamus to reject Jill Stein’s recount petition.

“Enough is enough. The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled. The Michigan Board of Canvassers voted. It’s time to end this wasteful 1% taxpayer-funded recount,” stated MRP Chairman Ronna Romney McDaniel.

This morning, arguments were heard by Judge Goldsmith in Michigan’s Eastern District. Yesterday, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals made clear, in their ruling, that “If, subsequently, the Michigan courts determine that Plaintiffs’ recount is improper under Michigan state law for any reason, we expect the district court to entertain any properly filed motions to dissolve or modify its order in this case.”