Green Party candidate Jill Stein announced Saturday that she will take the fight for a statewide recount of Pennsylvania’s votes in the presidential election to the federal courts after the case was dropped at the state level.
“We are committed to this fight to protect the civil and voting rights of all Americans,” Jonathan Abady, lead counsel for the recount campaign, said. “Over the past several days, it has become clear that the barriers to verifying the vote in Pennsylvania are so pervasive and that the state court system is so ill-equipped to address this problem that we must seek federal court intervention.”
As reported by USA TODAY, the recount campaign, led by Stein, cited financial difficulties when deciding to withdraw the case. Now, the campaign plans to push for the statewide recount in federal court Monday.
On Monday, I will escalate #Recount2016 in PA and file to demand a statewide recount on constitutional grounds. The people deserve answers.
— Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) December 4, 2016