The presidential recount in Michigan is over, but the fight over who pays for it is still alive. Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein has already coughed up nearly a million dollars to pay for the recount effort in Michigan, but one state lawmaker says she needs to pay the entire bill of two million dollars or more.
“I do believe that the candidate who petitioned the recount should be required to pay the costs that have already been incurred. We have counties that have begun their recount prior to the halt, the ruling got halted, and I think those costs should be borne upon the candidate herself,” says Republican House Elections Committee Chair Lisa Lyons.
Lyons also says she doesn't see it as changing rules in the middle of the game even though state law says Stien will get a refund of some of the money she's already paid.