Two down, one to go: U.S. judge rejects Jill Stein’s Pennsylvania recount

Two down, one to go: U.S. judge rejects Jill Stein’s Pennsylvania recount
Jill Stein (Image: YouTube screen grab via Fox News)

It’s pretty much a moot point, but it feels rejuvenating each time in the light of the defeat of political correctnesss by the “deplorables” among us. Four days after Green Party candidate and Hillary Clinton point woman Jill Stein was informed by a federal district court judge that she had no standing to call for a vote recount in Michigan, she received the same “Dear Jill” letter this morning from a judge in Pennsylvania.

From the Associated Press:

A federal judge on Monday issued a stinging rejection of a Green Party-backed request to recount paper ballots in Pennsylvania’s presidential election, won by Republican Donald Trump, and scan some counties’ election systems for signs of hacking.

In his 31-page decision, U.S. District Judge Paul Diamond said there were at least six grounds that required him to reject the Green Party’s lawsuit, which had been opposed by Trump, the Pennsylvania Republican Party and the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office.

Suspicion of a hacked Pennsylvania election “borders on the irrational” while granting the Green Party’s recount bid could “ensure that that no Pennsylvania vote counts” given Tuesday’s federal deadline to certify the vote for the Electoral College, Diamond wrote.

This doesn’t mean that America’s Sore Loser Party (aka, the Democrats) won’t continue to hold its breath and pout till its face turns a deeper shade of blue. As Hot Air’s Jazz Shaw notes this morning:

Plans – albeit somewhat laughable and based on false assumptions – are already in the works to present a case for removing Trump and replacing him with Secretary Clinton. This bizarre case is laid out by Alex Mohajer at the Huffington Post this week….

Howard Portnoy has some thoughts on questions that would need to be answered in the extremely remote eevent Congress agreed to call for a new election.

In Wisonsin, the last of the three states in which Stein demanded a recount, the effort is limping toward an end, though the developments there aren’t encouraging for Democrats either.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.


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