Jill Stein has been forced to drop her recount effort in Pennsylvania ostensibly because the voters can’t afford the million dollar bond. (What happened to the 7 million contributed for the recounts?) She claims that she will still fight to recount voted in select districts. I thoughht she raised money to cover the costs of lawyers for the recounts. I’m not a lawyer but I will clue her in for free. Recounts of separate districts is constitution. The Supreme Court ruled on that in 2000 in a case involving Florida. Democrats wanted to recount democratic districts only. The court ruled they had to recount the entire state or none at all.
The Pa GOP released the following statement:
“The filing of a discontinuance of the Election Contest by Jill Stein’s petitioners tonight is a recognition that their Election Contest was completely without merit, and meant solely for purposes to delay the Electoral College vote in Pennsylvania for President-Elect Trump…Candidate Jill Stein’s allegations created the false allusion that some unidentified foreign government hacked our state’s voting systems when absolutely no such proof existed. We believe that she always knew that she had no such proof.”
Pennsylvania voting machines are not connected to the internet and therefore cannot be hacked as Stein has maintained.
Pennsylvania is not the only place where Stein’s fortunes are falling. In Wisconsin, they have already recounted 1/7th of all precincts and Donald Trump has gained 2 votes. There has been a lawsuit filed to stop the count and without any evidence of foul play or errors, thhat case is likely to be won.
There are two lawsuits in Michigan. One was filed by the Trump campaign and one by the Attorney general of Michigan. Stein can’t hope for any help from Michigan democrats who have all opposed a recount and the four and a half million it would cost to recount the votes.