Trump Moves To Block Stein’s Recount Efforts In Pennsylvania

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Western Journalism

Lawyers for President-elect Donald Trump have filed a complaint to stop a vote recount in Pennsylvania. The move comes on top of the same actions in Michigan and Wisconsin.

Green Party candidate Jill Stein, with the backing of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, is seeking recounts in all three states, which went for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2016, but Trump was able to move to his win column this 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 complaint filed Thursday states, “There is no evidence — or even an allegation — that any tampering with Pennsylvania’s voting systems actually occurred.”

Stein garnered approximately 49,500 votes in the Keystone State to Trump’s 2,953,000 and Hillary Clinton’s 2,885,000.

The filing deadline of Nov. 21 already passed before Stein made the call for a recount, but the Green Party candidate has filed a suit in state court for a partial recount in over a hundred precincts in Pennsylvania. The state has more than 9,100 precincts.

The precincts Stein wants recounted are in and around heavily Democratic Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, the Associated Press reported.

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