Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein is dropping her bid for a statewide recount in Pennsylvania after a judge asked for the required $1 million bond to initiate a recount. But Stein said late Saturday that she would file a court motion in federal court on Monday to demand a recount.
“The judge’s demand that voters pay such an exorbitant figure is a shameful, unacceptable barrier to democratic participation,” Stein said in a statement. “This is yet another sign that Pennsylvania’s antiquated election law is stacked against voters.” Stein had unsuccessfully filed for recounts in Michigan and Wisconsin, two other states won by President-elect Donald Trump. Lawyers for Trump countered in their own court motion that there is “no evidence—or even an allegation—that any tampering with Pennsylvania’s voting systems actually occurred.” Read more at POLITICO.