UPDATE: Judge lets Clinton join recount lawsuit
I think she's actually fighting for transparency and not the Presidency.
Dane County Circuit Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn granted a request from Clinton's attorneys to join the lawsuit without comment during a hearing Tuesday afternoon. Clinton's team had argued she has a stake in the recount and manual counting is the most transparent method for the public.
Donald Trump beat Clinton by about 22,000 votes in Wisconsin. The recount will start Thursday if Stein or De La Fuente or both meet a Tuesday deadline to pay the $3.5 million cost.
Oh, and she has a signup page on her website:
and showing her appreciation to them by joining this effort
because the donors have really slowed down. We need 3 million more to cover the newest estimate.
What happens if tomorrow we don't have the money for MI?
and it's a fixed fee.
Stein has pulled in $6.5 million, and we know for sure that she's spent $3.5 million, leaving $3 million. A high end estimate for PA filing fees would be $150,000, based on 3000 affidavits at $50/each. I doubt she had 3000 petitions, and not all precincts were charging, so that number is probably high, so that leaves $2.85 million.
So, unless she's spent $2.25 million on legal fees, she should have plenty to file in Michigan.
Where she might have problems later is if the Wisconsin recount comes in at higher than estimated...if she's already spent the money in the account, she's going to come up short.
edited to update number for MI recount
Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who took just more than 1% of the presidential vote in the Nov. 8 election, has announced she will request a statewide recount by Wednesday's deadline as a check against possible counting mistakes or fraud.
Stein is being charged $125 per precinct, a cost originally estimated at $787,500 in total.
But Michigan Elections Director Chris Thomas said Monday the actual cost charged to Stein could be around $900,000, based on the final size of the recount and the addition of absentee ballot precincts. Any cost beyond the $125 per precinct would be borne by taxpayers at the county level, he said.
Stein's campaign said in a Tuesday news release it expects to pay a Michigan filing fee of $973,250.
But Tuesday, appearing on the "Paul W. Smith Show" on WJR-AM (760), Johnson estimated the cost will be double what Thomas estimated.
She's not paying the full cost for PA either.
Other states need to look at how Wisconsin does it...charge the true amount, and get it up front.
yourself as to why a hand count is the necessary.
Despite her flaws, and we all have flaws, she is someone I would have been proud to have as my president. She cares about us.
Now I'm sad again