Green Party drops bid for statewide Pennsylvania recount

  • Green Party drops bid for statewide Pennsylvania recount

Green Party drops bid for statewide Pennsylvania recount

The Green Party is dropping its court case seeking a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's November 8 presidential election. "Despite being no more than a blip on the electoral radar, Stein has now commandeered Pennsylvania's electoral process, with an eye toward doing the same to the Electoral College", the application says. Stein's lawyers, however, had offered no evidence of hacking in Pennsylvania's election, and the state Republican Party and Trump had asked the court to dismiss the state court case. However, Green Party-backed efforts to analyze election software in scattered precincts are continuing. The Wisconsin recount is now underway. We will continue to help Pennsylvania voters make sure that the election in Pennsylvania had integrity and that their votes counted. After opposition from the MI attorney general and Trump supporters, the state board responsible for certifying election results ruled Friday the recount could proceed.

The state's top elections official, Secretary of State Pedro Cortes, a Democrat, has said there was no evidence of any sort of cyberattacks or irregularities in the election. The camp said it could not afford the $1 million bond required by the state.

Election workers in MI are now rushing to get through the state's presidential recount.

This article was updated at 3:19 p.m. ET to include more details on Pennsylvania recount law.