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Jill Stein, the presidential Green Party candidate, speaks at a news conference in front of Trump Tower, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in New York. Stein is spearheading recount efforts in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Trump remains winner of Wisconsin post-recount, federal judge blocks Pennsylvania recount


[UPDATE] 4:19 p.m. | Donald Trump remains winner of Wisconsin after recount.

 Request denied

A federal judge on Monday decided to reject a Green Party-backed request to recount paper ballots in Pennsylvania's presidential election.

US District Judge Paul Diamond said he rejected Stein's request on six grounds, amidst suspicions of a hacked election.

"There is no credible evidence that any 'hack' occurred, and compelling evidence that Pennsylvania's voting system was not in any way compromised," Diamond wrote, according to the Associated Press.

Jill Stein said she'd "escalate" her Pennsylvania recount case after earlier plans to drop it.

A lawyer for the Green Party said Monday they were disappointed and unable to immediately say whether they would appeal.

"The Pennsylvania election system is not fair to voters and voters don't know if their votes counted, and that's a very large problem," said lawyer Ilann Maazel.

In Pennsylvania, Trump beat Clinton in Pennsylvania by about 44,000 votes out of 6 million cast.

The Wisconsin recount was expected to conclude Monday.

Trump celebrated the recount results on Monday and Tuesday.

Trump claimed 131 additional votes in Wisconsin.

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