A Federal judge dealt another blow on Monday to support the Greens push for the presidential election recount in the most important battleground States, the rejection of an application for a recount of paper ballots in Pennsylvania, and a scan of county systems for signs of hacking.
The Green party has reported similar attempts in Wisconsin and Michigan, which won all of the States, the President-elect Donald Trump. But while the Wisconsin is almost finished, a Federal judge stopped Michigan tell the story of the last week – the decision on Monday in Pennsylvania, another is shock for Jill Stein and her allies.
In his 31-page decision, U.S. district judge Paul Diamond said there were at least six reasons which he to the rejection of the Green party lawsuit, which was against trump, of the Pennsylvania Republican party and the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office.
Suspicion of a hacked Pennsylvania election “borders on the irrational,” wrote Diamond, an appointee of former President George W. Bush, a Republican.
“Most importantly, there is no credible evidence that any `hack’ is, and compelling evidence that the Pennsylvania-voting-wrote a system has been compromised in any way,” Diamond. He also said the lawsuit suffered from a defect, that may be the lack of Federal jurisdiction and an “unexplained, very harmful” to wait prior to the submission of the last week of action, four weeks after the Nov. 8 choice.
The decision of the Green party, the final hurdle in Pennsylvania is, was, according to the press of numerous walls in the County and state courts. Green-backed lawyers argue that it was possible that computer hackers changed the results of the election, and Pennsylvania is the strong use of paperless machines makes it a preferred destination. Green party presidential candidate Stein claimed that Pennsylvania was erected unconstitutional barriers to the voters to seek a recount.
A lawyer for the Green party said on Monday, you were disappointed and can not say immediately whether they would appeal.
“But one thing is clear,” said the lawyer, Ilann Maazel. “The Pennsylvania election system is not fair, the voters and the voters know whether their vote counted, and that is a very big problem.”
Stone captured about 1 percent of the vote or less in each of the three States.
In Pennsylvania, Trump, beat Hillary Clinton by about 44,000 votes out of 6 million votes.
The Wisconsin recount was expected to conclude on Monday. With over 95 percent of the votes, as of Sunday, Clinton had reported: won 25 votes on trump, but still a backlog of over 22,000 votes out of almost 3 million cast in Wisconsin.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.