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Bill Package to Crackdown on ‘Frivolous’ Election Recounts Heads to Michigan House

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LANSING, May 6, 2024 ~ A set of bills that would increase the barrier to election result recounts passed in the Michigan Senate last week to be sent over to the State House, despite GOP opposition.

The proposal calls to redefine the acceptable reasons for recounting votes in an attempt to combat recent “frivolous” recounts due to the high taxpayer costs of these recounts. One of the bill’s critics, State Sen. Ruth Johnson (R-Holly), told WJR that the bill changing recount reasons from “fraud and mistakes” to “errors” would make it more difficult to combat potential election fraud, though the bill’s sponsor, State Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), said there are already avenues to investigate voter fraud.


May 6, 2024 ~ New bills in the Michigan Senate would remove fraud as a reason to recount elections. State Sen. Ruth Johnson (R-Holly) joins Kevin Dietz and Tom Jordan to share why she voted against the bills.