Rumors of Jill Stein's recount efforts' demise have been greatly exaggerated - by Stein herself.
Stein announced on Saturday that she would ditch her plans to pursue an election recount in Pennsylvania, citing costs to voters. But on Sunday she said she would "escalate" those plans by suing in a federal court, rather than going through Pennsylvania's system.
State courts said voters seeking a recount must pay a $1 million bond, CNN reports.
Here's Stein's announcement tweet.
PA’s election law and recount process raise serious questions about due process and whether fundamental democratic rights are protected.— Dr. Jill Stein🌻 (@DrJillStein) December 4, 2016
Stein claimed Pennsylvania's rules raised "serious questions."
The judge’s outrageous demand PA voters pay such an exorbitant figure is a shameful, unacceptable barrier to democratic participation.— Dr. Jill Stein🌻 (@DrJillStein) December 4, 2016
Stein's campaign raised nearly $7 million to pursue recounts in three states.
She insisted the money would not go to personal gain, despite making significantly more than the $2.5 million she raised for the actual campaign.
Her recount efforts have targeted Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, all swing states where Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton by a small margin.
The Clinton campaign has supported the recount, despite acknowledging it is unlikely to change the result. Trump has called the recount efforts a "scam."
WATCH | Every question you had about this recount, answered.
Jill Stein has raised $7M to recount 3 states— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) December 4, 2016
Wisconsin cost $3.5M
Michigan cost $1M
She just dropped PA, says she's out of money
Some writers were skeptical of Stein's math.
Trump supporters weren't pleased either.