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Jill Stein Pockets At Least $2 Million After Recount

Presidential candidate Jill Stein found out in 2016 that challenging the election results can be an incredibly lucrative business.

The Washington Free Beacon reported that the former Green Party nominee would receive a $2 million refund for her efforts to get a recount in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

Wisconsin initially estimated that the effort would cost $3.5 million. A spokesman for the Wisconsin Elections Commission told the Washington Free Beacon on Tuesday that the final costs for 70 of the 72 counties in the state was $1.8 million. With the remaining two counties, the total costs could hit $2 million, the spokesman said. Stein would be reimbursed the remaining $1.5 million.

Stein will also receive hundreds of thousands in reimbursements for the failed recount attempt in Michigan.

Stein paid in full for Michigan’s 7,786 precincts at a rate of $125 per precinct, according to a spokesperson for Michigan’s Department of State. Recounts were completed in 3,050 of the state’s 7,786 precincts before being stopped by the courts. Stein will receive a refund for the remaining 4,736 precincts totaling $592,000.

Wisconsin initially estimated that the effort would cost $3.5 million. A spokesman for the Wisconsin Elections Commission told the Washington Free Beacon on Tuesday that the final costs for 70 of the 72 counties in the state was $1.8 million. With the remaining two counties, the total costs could hit $2 million, the spokesman said. Stein would be reimbursed the remaining $1.5 million.

Stein raised $7.3million on the recount efforts and spent $1million on staff and administrative expenses.

A line item of expenses on Stein’s website claimed that staff was paid $212,500.

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