Federal judge rejects Jill Stein's Pennsylvania recount bid, says it was 'later than last minute'
A federal judge in Philadelphia has rejected a Pennsylvania presidential recount request by Green Party candidate Jill Stein, citing “at least six separate grounds” for his decision.
The ruling on Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Paul Diamond said Stein lacks standing because she isn’t a Pennsylvania voter and she doesn’t allege a recount will change the results. He also said the hacking suspicion “borders on the irrational” and her request was “later than list minute.” Publications covering the decision include Reuters, LawNewz, Philly.com and CNN.
Diamond also cited a likely absence of federal jurisdiction, a failure to meet injunction requirements, and the impossibility of completing the recount by the deadline to certify presidential electors.
Stein also failed to get a complete recount in Michigan. A Wisconsin recount has been completed, and Donald Trump remains the winner there.