Romney's (unnecessary) transition effort cost nearly $9 million and employed 500 staffers

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According to documents acquired by Time, the cost of Mitt Romney’s transition effort — the planning that took place in case he became president — cost around $8.9 million with roughly 500 staffers. The entire operation was shut down the Friday after the election.

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