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Trump, state GOP seek to block Pennsylvania recount bid

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 2, 2016 1:32 PM
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Donald Trump takes the stage at Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Manheim, Lancaster County.(Jeremy Long/Lebanon Daily News)

(Harrisburg) -- President-elect Donald Trump and the Pennsylvania GOP are asking a state court to throw out a Green Party-backed request for a recount of the commonwealth's November 8 presidential election.

In a filing, Republican lawyers accused Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein of legal antics that threaten Pennsylvania's ability to certify its presidential electors by the Dec. 13 federal deadline.

A Monday court hearing is scheduled in the case in Harrisburg.

The GOP argues there's no evidence or even allegation that tampering with the state's voting systems occurred and that the law doesn't specifically allow a court-ordered recount.

Stein is spearheading a recount effort in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, states where Trump won narrowly over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

She cites concerns cyberattacks could alter results tabulated on Pennsylvania's electronic voting machines, but no evidence exists of something like that occuring.

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