Hillary Supporter Stein Abandons Statewide PA Recount Scam
by Stephen Lendman
One almost down. Two states to go. Stein’s recount scam is all about trying to change electoral results for Hillary - a disgraceful coup d’etat attempt, destroying her credibility, rendering her politically dead, harming the Green Party and what it stands for, perhaps irreparably.
She should be expelled, thoroughly denounced and barred from future party participation in any capacity. Betrayal is unforgivable.
Claiming to seek “electoral integrity,” she failed to provide evidence of hacking or other irregularities.
She only sought recounts in states Trump narrowly won, excluding others he narrowly lost - further exposure of her scam. Financed largely by George Soros money proved it - raised almost overnight, more than amounts throughout months of campaigning since last year.
Late Saturday media reports, including from the Philadelphia Inquirer and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, explained the latest as follows:
Unable to post a $1 million bond to pursue her scam, she abandoned her attempt for a statewide PA recount.
Instead, she’ll seek them in densely populated Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery and Delaware counties, perhaps in Allegheny County, Pittsburgh its seat, according to attorney Lawrence Otter.
In front of Trump Tower on Monday, she’ll have more to say, she announced. Her legal team appears headed for federal court, seeking an emergency order to proceed statewide - claiming Pennsylvania courts aren’t addressing state recount barriers.
Late Saturday evening, her lead attorney, Jonathan Abady, said “on Monday the Stein campaign will escalate our campaign in Pennsylvania and file for emergency relief in federal court, demanding a statewide recount on constitutional grounds.”
A Wisconsin recount began on Thursday, not the hand process she wanted, while a federal court is considering a request to halt it.
Michigan’s recount may or may not proceed this week, Attorney General Bill Schuette asking state Supreme Court justices to halt it before it begins, saying:
Stein isn’t an “aggrieved” candidate entitled to a recount - and there’s no time to complete one.
“If allowed to proceed, the statewide hand recount could cost Michigan taxpayers millions of dollars and would put Michigan voters at risk of being disenfranchised in the electoral college.”
“Even though Stein could have petitioned for the recount weeks ago, she waited until the last possible moment under state law to do so.”
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Stein faces enormous challenges in the state. “In a Dec. 2 order, the campaign was told it would have to address concerns about the filing at a Monday hearing.”
“Among the hurdles: whether the court could hear the case without affidavits from at least five voters specifically saying ‘the election was undue or illegal’ and that the petition to contest it was ‘made in good faith.’ “
“In 1925, the state Supreme Court ruled that unless affidavits explicitly made those allegations -even if they were contained in the underlying complaint - the effort to contest the results was fatally flawed.”
Trump won Pennsylvania with a 49,000 vote margin over Hillary. The state Republican party said the election “produced a clear winner, Donald Trump, and the actions of Ms. Stein and her supporters to create the fear of chaos by making baseless accusations of the hacking of voting machines in Pennsylvania were an insult to all Pennsylvania voters.”
Recounts in all three states face a December 13 deadline to resolve contested issues. The Electoral College votes on December 19 - Trump certain to be affirmed as America’s 45th president. On January 20, he’ll be inaugurated to succeed Obama.
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