There’s a twist here: Cash-flush Jill Stein drops recount bid in PA over cost of court bond

There’s a twist here: Cash-flush Jill Stein drops recount bid in PA over cost of court bond
Green Party town hall, Jill Stein right (Image: CNN video screen grab)

[Ed. – She’s raised over $7 million for her recounts, and increased the fundraising goal to $9.5 million late this past week.  Obviously, they can afford the bond (for which they don’t actually have to tie up the whole $1 million anyway).  But interestingly, Trump’s lead narrowed by 22,000 votes before the state announced the finalized count on Friday, and that put his margin of victory “within 0.2%” of triggering an automatic recount.  We’ll see on Monday if Stein has withdrawn her lawsuit because the state has decided she doesn’t need it to get a recount.]

Jill Stein has ended her statewide ballot recount effort in Pennsylvania. Lawrence M. Otter, a lawyer for the former Green Party presidential candidate, withdrew the lawsuit filed with the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania early Saturday evening.

“Petitioners are regular citizens of ordinary means,” the filing states. “They cannot afford to post the $1,000,000 bond required by the Court.”

Stein elaborated on Twitter, asking: “How odd is it that we must jump through bureaucratic hoops and raise millions of dollars so we can trust our election results?”

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