Michigan elections director warns ballot proposal challengers to cease harassment, threatening behavior
In a letter this week, the head of the Michigan Bureau of Elections used his strongest language yet, telling the attorney for the group behind recount efforts across the state that recent disruptions will not be tolerated.
'This is because of you': Minnesota congressman takes credit for Jan. 6 jab at Gosar
Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., told the news site the Recount that his voice can be heard yelling, “This is because of you," in a video recording from the House chamber shortly before it was evacuated during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. According to Phillips, the statement was directed at Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, who led Republican efforts not to certify his state's Electoral College vote.news.yahoo.com
Wisconsin presidential recount would cost Trump $7.9 million
MADISON, Wis. – President Donald Trump will have to pay $7.9 million if he wants a statewide recount of unofficial results in Wisconsin showing him losing to Democrat Joe Biden by about 20,500 votes. That is four times higher than what the recount cost four years ago, a cost increase that elections officials said was driven by expenses related to conducting a recount during the coronavirus pandemic. The Wisconsin Elections Commission on Monday released the recount timeline and cost estimate, which was based on costs submitted by the 72 counties. Trump’s Wisconsin campaign spokeswoman Anna Kelly did not immediately return a message seeking comment on the estimated cost. Milwaukee County had the highest estimated cost at just over $2 million.
Georgia recount: Full by-hand count of presidential ballots, secretary of state says
The Republican secretary of state in Georgia said Wednesday his state will conduct an audit of the 2020 presidential race as they plan to recount millions of ballots by hand. “We have all worked hard to bring fair and accurate counts to assure that the will of the voters is reflected in the final count," said Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. of State Raffensperger says the state will conduct a “full, by hand recount in each county”; Biden currently leads by 14,111 votes. “We will work with the counties to get this (recount) done in time for our state certification,” said Raffensperger. He would become the first Democratic presidential candidate to win the Peach State since President Bill Clinton in 1992.
Why is Antrim County’s vote count at 0%?
BELLAIRE, Mich. – As of 9 a.m. Thursday, Antrim County is the only county in Michigan that doesn’t have election results in. The county’s website has election results from its May election, the August and March primaries, and the November 2019 election. Between 1884 and 2016, Antrim County voters have selected Republican candidates in 32 of the 34 national elections. “The priority is to make sure every vote is counted correctly,” said Antrim County public information officer Jeremy Scott. The political reversal of Antrim County warrants a more thorough pair of eyes to see if there was a computer or human error in the count.