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Sat Dec 12, 2020, 05:12 PM

Wisconsin GOP trying to stiff Dane and Milwaukee counties, block reimbursement for Trump's recount

Republicans are assholes.

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MADISON - The Republican-led Legislature's budget committee is holding up reimbursements to two counties for their recount costs.

President Donald Trump's campaign paid $3 million for recounts in Dane and Milwaukee counties, Wisconsin's two most Democratic areas.

But two top Republicans said Friday they were withholding the money from the counties for now. They did not explain why.

Lawmakers "are playing politics with money that isn't theirs," said Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson.

"It's acting in bad faith," he said. "It's not their money. It's Trump's money and this is what he decided to spend it on."

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/12/11/republicans-withhold-trump-recount-funds-milwaukee-dane-counties/6514385002/

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Reply Wisconsin GOP trying to stiff Dane and Milwaukee counties, block reimbursement for Trump's recount (Original post)
SouthernCal_Dem Dec 2020 OP
gademocrat7 Dec 2020 #1
SallyHemmings Dec 2020 #2
Midnight Writer Dec 2020 #3
captain queeg Dec 2020 #5
davsand Dec 2020 #4
servermsh Dec 2020 #6
onenote Dec 2020 #10
FloridaBlues Dec 2020 #7
2naSalit Dec 2020 #8
onenote Dec 2020 #9

Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 05:17 PM

1. Evil seditious rethugs.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 05:17 PM

2. Republicans bad faith?

They have been screwing around with other people’s money for years.

They are simply turning on their own.


Thoughts and prayers


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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 05:19 PM

3. When dealing with sociopaths, always get paid upfront.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 05:26 PM

5. Exacty. You'd think they'd have learned by now

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 05:25 PM

4. WHO authorized the recounts before payment was received?

Wisconsin law states payment from the campaigns is due BEFORE the recount happens. Why was it allowed to happen this time? This entire thing stinks to high heaven. I love Madison, but it does seem like the collective Wisconsin IQ has dropped a great deal since they elected Scott Walker and his band of miscreants. LORD but I am sick of these corrupt assholes.




Laura

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 05:36 PM

6. Why don't they have to pay first? This is absurd.

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Response to servermsh (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 07:43 PM

10. The Trump campaign paid $3 million to the state in advance.

That becomes the fund out of which the counties, after the recount, can seek reimbursement of their actual costs. The repubs apparently are questioning some of the costs for which the counties are claiming reimbursement.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 07:05 PM

7. Republicans feel emboldened now since most were re-elected.

There's no bottom for them.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 07:34 PM

8. Supposedly the money was sent before the recount started...

As is required by the State. So the received the money but won't release it or they never got it. It should have been released to the counties before they started the recount.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 07:42 PM

9. You are partially right.

The money was paid into the state in advance of the recount, as provided by law. But the law also provides that the counties performing the recount don't get paid until after the recount. That is because, under the law, the counties are only entitled to reimbursement of their actual costs, which can't be known until after the recount.

This, of course, opens the door for the republicans to second guess how much the counties are claiming as their actual costs. For example, there have been claims that recount workers were paid $30/hour and that Republicans are questioning the reasonableness of that expense.

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