Jill Stein is officially requesting the recount in Pennsylvania.
Three days after filing for a recount in Wisconsin, recount requests were filed Monday in more than 100 Pennsylvania precincts, according to her campaign.
“The Stein recount effort is mobilizing concerned voters across Pennsylvania to request recounts in their precincts,” Stein campaign manager David Cobb said in a statement. “Additionally, the campaign filed a legal petition in state court today on behalf of 100 Pennsylvania voters to protect their right to substantively contest the election in Pennsylvania beyond the recounts being filed by voters at the precinct level. This petition will allow the campaign to pursue a full statewide recount in Pennsylvania if precinct-level recounts uncover any irregularities or tampering.”
And better yet, Hillary Clinton and her team are supporting the recount effort. A statement released online by Clinton campaign lawyer Marc Elias reads in part:
“It should go without saying that we take these concerns extremely seriously. We certainly understand the heartbreak felt by so many who worked so hard to elect Hillary Clinton, and it is a fundamental principle of our democracy to ensure that every vote is properly counted. We had not planned to exercise this option ourselves, but now that a recount has been initiated in Wisconsin, we intend to participate in order to ensure the process proceeds in a manner that is fair to all sides. If Jill Stein follows through as she has promised and pursues recounts in Pennsylvania and Michigan, we will take the same approach in those states as well.”
I just published “Listening and Responding To Calls for an Audit and Recount” https://t.co/rHqtUEioso
— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) November 26, 2016