Green Party to try Pennsylvania recount case in US court

December 5th, 2016 12:54 am

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Green Party-backed fight for a recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election result, won by Republican Donald Trump, is poised to enter a new arena.

Lawyers for the campaign were preparing Monday morning to ask a federal court judge in Philadelphia for an emergency recount order. Lawyers say they'll cite constitutional grounds.

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has spearheaded a recount effort in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, states where Trump won narrowly over Democrat Hillary Clinton. She's said a recount could determine whether the election results were manipulated by hackers, although she hasn't produced evidence.

Green Party-backed voters dropped a state court case in Pennsylvania on Saturday after being ordered to post a $1 million bond. They've also unsuccessfully sought a forensic examination of county election system software.