Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette agrees with what I have been saying from the beginning, that Jill Stein’s last-minute (by design) maneuver to demand a recount in three crucial battleground states is not warranted as she is not an “aggrieved” party.
In other words, it is impossible for a recount to change her position in the election results. It’s like the “catchable ball” rule in the NFL. There can be no interference if the ball is not catchable by the intended receiver. If the quarterback throws the ball into the stands, it is not a catchable ball and no matter if the receiver was interfered with or not, there is no foul. Therefor, there is no foul against Stein and her request for a recount is frivilous and should be denied.
Stein cannot win this election. It is very clear what is going on here, in my opinion. Stein is fronting a Hitlery Clinton effort to steal the election. The recount was demanded at such a late date because Clinton knew that the recount would not change the results. However, if demanded strategically late enough so that it would be impossible to complete a recount before the electoral college meets, then those electoral votes would be forfeited, Trump would not have the required 270, and the election would go to Congress to decide a winner, where Hitlery could buy and/or muscle her way to a win.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette wants the Michigan Supreme Court to halt a presidential recount in Michigan before it begins.
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In a court action filed today, Schuette echoes arguments made for President-elect Donald Trump, arguing Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who received just over 1% of the vote in Michigan, is not an “aggrieved” candidate entitled to a recount, and there isn’t time to complete a recount, even if Stein was entitled to one.
“If allowed to proceed, the statewide hand recount could cost Michigan taxpayers millions of dollars and would put Michigan voters at risk of being disenfranchised in the electoral college,” Schuette, in a filing signed by Chief Legal Counsel Matthew Schneider, said in asking the Michigan Supreme Court for immediate consideration of his petition barring a recount.
Schuette, a Republican who is expected to run for governor in 2018, chaired the presidential campaign of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush before supporting Trump as the party nominee.
The Board of State Canvassers, which was to meet at 9:30 a.m. to consider Trump’s protest to Stein’s recount request, immediately took a one-hour recess. Shortly before 10:30 a.m., the board went into closed session to consider the Schuette legal action, before reconvening in public a few minutes later to consider the Trump protest.
Mark Brewer, a Southfield attorney representing the Stein campaign, denounced Schuette’s action as “unprecedented interference by a partisan attorney general on a matter that should be handled routinely by the Board of Canvassers.”
Brewe, a former long-time chairman of the Michigan Democatic Party, said “the motivation is purely partisan,” as Schuette “is a Trump supporter and he has ambitions of running for governor.” He said Schuette “is trying to please his Republican constituency.”
John Pirich, an attorney for Trump, said he was unaware of the Schuette action until after it was filed.
Under a “safe harbor” provision related to the electoral college vote, the recount would have to be completed by Dec. 13, six days before the electoral college is scheduled to meet.
“Even though Stein could have petioned for the recount weeks ago, she waited until the last possible moment under state law to do so,” Schuette told the court.
Stein is seeking recounts in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.