ADVERTISEMENT
About Our People Legal Stuff
AP_16281328881647.jpg

Jill Stein said she would drop her Pennsylvania recount. Now she's 'escalating' it.

0

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.

Stein claimed Pennsylvania's rules raised "serious questions."

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."

In Austria, a far-right populist candidate for president conceded

WATCH | Every question you had about this recount, answered.

Some writers were skeptical of Stein's math.

Trump supporters weren't pleased either.

Comments
Read Comments
Comments
ADVERTISEMENT
Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Linked In List Menu Enlarge Gallery Info Menu Close Angle Down Angle Up Angle Left Angle Right Grid Grid Play Align Left Search Youtube Mail Mail Angle Down Bookmark