Recounts Limited
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:37:06 EST

Political candidates will be able to ask for a recount only if they have a reasonable chance of winning under legislation advancing in Lansing.

The House approved the bill 98-10 recently, which was in response to Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein's recount request last year, even though she won just 1 percent of the vote.

The legislation would codify a Michigan Court of Appeals ruling that said "aggrieved" candidates can ask for a recount only if they can allege a good faith belief that, but for fraud or mistake, they would have had a reasonable chance of winning the election.



   

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