Introduced by Rep. Lisa Lyons (R) on December 1, 2016 To make a presidential candidate who requests a state recount to pay 100 percent of the cost if the result show the person still would have lost by 5 percent or more. The bill’s effect would be retroactive, which (if upheld by courts) would make 2016 Green Party candidate responsible for a recount she orchestrated along with Democratic Party operatives following the Nov. 8, 2016 general election won by Donald Trump in Michigan. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Elections Committee on December 1, 2016
Reported in the House on December 6, 2016 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.