Lawyers for the Green Party have filed a lawsuit asking a federal judge to order a recount of Pennsylvania’s presidential election results.
The lawsuit was filed Monday morning in Philadelphia against state elections officials. It argues that Pennsylvania’s barriers to a recount violate voters’ constitutional rights.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is spearheading recount efforts in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. Republican Donald Trump narrowly defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in all three states on his way to victory.
The lawsuit says a recount and forensic examination of election system software are necessary to determine whether the election results were manipulated by hackers. It says Pennsylvania’s paperless electronic voting machines make it a prime target for hacking.
Wisconsin’s recount is underway and a judge ordered Michigan to begin its recount by noon on Monday.
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