Trump, state GOP seek to block Pennsylvania recount bid

The GOP argues there's no evidence or even allegation that tampering with the state's voting systems occurred

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – President-elect Donald Trump and the Pennsylvania GOP are asking a state court to throw out a Green Party-backed request for a recount of Pennsylvania’s Nov. 8 presidential election, which Trump won.

In a filing late Thursday, Republican lawyers accused Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein of legal antics that threaten Pennsylvania’s ability to certify its presidential electors by the Dec. 13 federal deadline.

A Monday court hearing is scheduled in the case.

The GOP argues there’s no evidence or even allegation that tampering with the state’s voting systems occurred and that the law doesn’t specifically allow a court-ordered recount.

Stein is spearheading a recount effort in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, states where Trump won narrowly over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

She cites concerns cyberattacks could alter results tabulated on Pennsylvania’s electronic voting machines.

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