Ingham County Presidential Recount Will Cost Taxpayers Thousands
According to WILX-TV 10, Ingham was the first county to start recounting presidential ballots on Monday, finishing the day with about a fourth of precincts counted.
County Clerk Barb Byrum is aiming to finish recounting the more than 130,000 ballots within 6 days. Her staff started counting Monday at noon at the Ingham County Fairgrounds.
She has 30 teams of two counters, one democrat one republican. Each team is given a precinct then they start with a check list to make sure those ballots can be recounted. Byrum estimates the recount will cost taxpayers around $34,000 dollars.