Introduced by Rep. Jim Lilly (R) on September 26, 2017 To make more rigorous the definition of “aggrieved candidate” in the law that authorizes recounts of elections where the vote margin isn't close. The bill reflects court rulings after the 2016 Green Party presidential candidate (reportedly with the assistance of Democratic Party operatives) orchestrated a statewide recount, even though this candidate received less than 2 percent of the Michigan vote. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Elections and Ethics Committee on September 26, 2017
Reported in the House on October 26, 2017 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.