Stein’s Failed Recount Costs Taxpayers Thousands


Jill Stein’s Pennsylvania recount ended up costing Philadelphia taxpayers thousands of dollars for overtime pay of workers.

The Green Party nominee pushed for recounts in Chester Counties and Philadelphia, while local taxpayers will now have to pay for the overtime bill of $37,000. 

While Stein was the driving force behind the recounts in Pennsylvania, she also commandeered recounts for Wisconsin and Michigan.

Wisconsin originally anticipated the costs of the recount to be upwards of $3.5 million, which was an overprotected sum. The net costs of the process were $2 million, thus producing Stein with a $1.5 million refund from the state. Michigan additionally reimbursed Stein $600,000.

The recount illuminated the 131 additional votes that Donald Trump earned in Wisconsin that deviated from the original tally.

A judicial opinion in Wisconsin: A hand recount was the “gold standard”—but nearly 1/2 of votes were recounted by the same flawed machines.

Despite the second round of counting, Stein was still unimpressed with the apparent outcome. In attempt to uncover the misplacement of votes, Stein spent approximately $1 million on staff, consultants and administrative expenses, out of the $7.3 million in total funds that she had raised.

H/T: Free Beacon

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