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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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Elections Commission revises Stein recount cost estimate to nearly $3.9 million

Though the estimate is now higher, Jill Stein’s campaign still has to pay nearly $3.5 million by 4:30 p.m. in order for a recount to take place.

The Elections Commission had originally estimated the costs of a recount in the state’s 72 counties would be $3.5 million. But that figure is actually $3.9 million, Elections Commission spokesman Reid Magney said.

The figures come from the cost estimates that counties provided to the Elections Commission, which prepared a spreadsheet yesterday detailing the county-by-county costs. But the earlier tally in the spreadsheet was incomplete because it didn’t include the handful of counties whose costs were formatted as text, not numbers.

Adding those counties’ costs leads to a revised estimate of $3,898,340.

Stein’s campaign is now on the hook for the full cost of the recount after independent candidate Rocky De La Fuente dropped his recount request.

But Magney said the Stein campaign will have to pay the earlier figure of nearly $3.5 million by 4:30 p.m., not the updated estimate.

Magney noted that if the costs of the recount turn out to be higher, Stein’s campaign would have to pay for the difference, but it would get a refund if the costs are lower than predicted.

Magney also said the figures don’t include the costs the state will incur if the recount takes place.

“We don’t know the state costs yet,” Magney said. “We’ll add them in at the end if we can.”

-- By Polo Rocha


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