Recount Likely To Cost Michigan Counties

Recounting nearly 4.8 million votes across all 83 counties in Michigan would cost more than the originally estimated amount. State Republican party chair Ronna Romney McDaniel says officials and county clerks have done the math.

“The estimate of the cost by the secretary of state has changed from a cost of $900 to $2 million,” Romney-McDaniel said. We believe this to be a low estimate.”

State law dictates Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein is required to pay $125 per precinct for costs associated with the recount, which amounts to just under $790,000 dollars for a recount of every Michigan precinct. Any cost above the $125 per precinct would be incurred by the counties.