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Harrisburg, PA - Green Party Eyes Lawsuit Seeking Recount In Pennsylvania

Published on: November 28, 2016 11:58 AM
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FILE - A supporter of Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein raises his fist in the air during a campaign rally in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. September 8, 2016.   REUTERS/Jim YoungFILE - A supporter of Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein raises his fist in the air during a campaign rally in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. September 8, 2016.  REUTERS/Jim Young

Harrisburg, PA - The Green Party says it will ask a Pennsylvania court to order a statewide recount of the state’s Nov. 8 presidential election result.

But it’s unclear if the courts would have authority to do so.

A lawyer for Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein wouldn’t discuss what would be alleged in the expected lawsuit Monday.

Republican President-elect Donald Trump edged Democrat Hillary Clinton by about 71,000 votes, or about 1 percent, in Pennsylvania.

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Democratic Secretary of State Pedro Cortes says there’s no evidence of voting irregularities or cyberattacks on Pennsylvania’s electronic voting machines.

A GOP lawyer says the courts lack authority to order a statewide recount. Cortes says he’s also unaware of the courts having authority to do so.

Voters can still ask for a precinct-level recount in certain counties.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission voted unanimously Monday to approve a recount that could begin Thursday, after payment is received from Stein and an independent candidate also requesting a recount. Recounts are possible in Pennsylvania and Michigan as well.

Trump narrowly won Wisconsin and Pennsylvania and, as of last Wednesday, held a lead of almost 11,000 votes in Michigan, with the results awaiting state certification Monday. All three would need to flip to Clinton to upend the Republican’s victory, and Clinton’s team says Trump has a larger edge in all three states than has ever been overcome in a presidential recount.



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 Nov 28, 2016 at 12:33 PM MAYERFREUND Says:

Trump asked for a recount at his campaign and said the election is rigged. Now he is happy that he got his first wish.

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 Nov 28, 2016 at 01:39 PM TrumpISprez Says:

Hey green party, aren't you a party of the people? Why not embark on a major fundraiser to feed, house and provide health care for the poor? Why are you wasting money on stupidty?

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 Nov 28, 2016 at 02:45 PM TrumpISprez Says:

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MAYERFREUND Says:

Trump asked for a recount at his campaign and said the election is rigged. Now he is happy that he got his first wish.

Trump never asked for a recount. Al he said was the election is rigged. And recounts won't help to catch the rigged accusation. Recounts are exactly what it is a recount. Recounts don't verify the authenticy or legality of a voter's citizenship.

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 Nov 28, 2016 at 07:31 PM Hoshomer Says:

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MAYERFREUND Says:

Trump asked for a recount at his campaign and said the election is rigged. Now he is happy that he got his first wish.

Now can we get our wish and make Clinton go away???

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