December 3, 2016

Monday's Commonwealth Court Hearing On Stein Recount Request Canceled, Green Party Moves To Federal Court

Commonwealth Court was scheduled to hold a hearing on Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s request for a formal recount on Monday, December 5, but late Saturday the Court announced the hearing was canceled because Stein could not come up with a $1 million bond.
Late Saturday night, the Associated Press reported the Green Party announced they would be moving the Pennsylvania recount case to federal court.
However, individual county recounts will still move ahead because some counties are also fielding precinct recount requests, and final counts are outstanding in some places, including Philadelphia.
The Associated Press reported late Friday President-elect Donald Trump’s margin of victory in Pennsylvania shrank 22,000 votes-- from just over 71,000 to 49,000 or a 0.08 percent lead.  That’s just shy of the 0.05 percent automatic statewide recount trigger.
Trump's lead in Pennsylvania dropped as counties wrapped up the counting of overseas ballots and settled provisional ballot challenges.
Visit the official Pennsylvania Election Results webpage to watch the changes in vote count.
Stein Drops State Challenge To PA Vote, Moves To Federal Court