HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is taking her bid for a statewide recount of Pennsylvania’s Nov. 8 presidential election to federal court.
A lawyer in the recount case said “make no mistake – the Stein campaign will continue to fight for a statewide recount.”
After announcing they were dropping the case in state court, lawyer Jonathan Abady said in a statement Saturday night they will seek an emergency federal court order Monday. He said barriers to a recount in Pennsylvania are pervasive and the state court system is ill-equipped to address the problem.
Stein has spearheaded a recount effort in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, states where Republican Donald Trump won narrowly over Democrat Hillary Clinton. She’s said a recount could determine whether the election results were manipulated by hackers.
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Jill Stein is giving up her bid of an election recount in Pennsylvania.
The Green Party Presidential Candidate announced the decision Saturday night. Stein says the request shows that the court had no interest in holding a fair hearing on the issue.
She also pushed for recounts in Wisconsin and Michigan, after some experts said that hacking may have affected the election results. But so far, there has been no credible evidence of election-tampering.
Stein plans to make a major announcement about the recounts outside of Trump Tower in New York on Monday.