Judge: PA Presidential Vote Won’t Be Recounted

Judge: PA Presidential Vote Won't Be Recounted

Former presidential candidate Jill Stein at a Philadelphia rally earlier this year

PHILADELPHIA PA – Western Montgomery County voters concerned that a courtroom plea to recount ballots cast by Pennsylvanians in the national election would delay Electoral College approval of Donald Trump as president need worry no more.

Former Green Party presidential candidate “Jill Stein’s last-ditch attempt for a Pennsylvania recount has been denied,” the Philadelphia-based Billy Penn online news service reported shortly after 10 a.m. today (Monday, Dec. 12, 2016).

Federal judge Paul S. Diamond dismissed (Stein’s) request in a ruling this morning, according to Billy Penn writer Mark Dent. In his conclusion, Diamond said “Granting her later-than-last-minute request for relief … could well ensure that no Pennsylvania vote counts. Such a result would be both outrageous and completely unnecessary; as I have found, suspicion of a ‘hacked’ Pennsylvania election borders on the irrational,” Dent reported.

Attorneys for Stein in part argued the state’s voting machines could have been electronically “hacked,” but produced no evidence to support the claim.

Read Dent’s story, titled “U.S. judge dismisses Jill Stein’s Pennsylvania recount lawsuit” and published Monday by Billy Penn, here.

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