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Judge Denies Recount in Pennsylvania; Donald Trump Certified Winner of Presidential Election

HARRISBURG — Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s push for recounts appears to have reached its end.

The Pennsylvania Department of State said Monday afternoon it certified Trump as its winner hours after a federal judge blocked Stein’s push for a recount, saying her suspicion of hacking “borders on the irrational.”

US District Judge Paul Diamond wrote in a 31-page decision that there are “at least six separate grounds” requiring him to deny Stein’s request for a by-hand count of Pennsylvania’s paper ballots.

“Most importantly, there is no credible evidence that any ‘hack’ occurred, and compelling evidence that Pennsylvania’s voting system was not in any way compromised,” Diamond wrote in the decision.

Wisconsin’s recount was finalized Monday as well, and the state Elections Commission said it would certify Donald Trump as the winner there.

It’s the latest setback for Stein’s effort to have votes recounted in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania — three states where President-elect Donald Trump narrowly defeated Hillary Clinton.

A federal judge shut down Stein’s push for a Michigan recount last week. In Pennsylvania, Trump’s margin of victory was 44,000 over Clinton. Stein was not competitive in any state.

Diamond said granting Stein’s request for a recount would make it impossible for Pennsylvania to certify its presidential electors by the federally mandated deadline of December 13, “thus inexcusably disenfranchising some six million Pennsylvania voters” by blocking the state’s participation in the Electoral College.

“Dr. Stein has repeatedly stated that she has sought a Pennsylvania recount to ensure that every vote counts,” Diamond wrote. “Granting her later than last-minute request for relief, however, could well ensure that no Pennsylvania vote counts. Such a result would be both outrageous and completely unnecessary; as I have found, suspicion of a ‘hacked’ Pennsylvania election borders on the irrational.”

23 comments

  • God Bless America

    About time!!! Now it’s off to other irrational/crazy behavior for some of these dem libs. Next they are attacking the electors college, trying to sway the votes. Oh, blame Russia. Where were these people the last 8 years?!?!! Dems didn’t do any of this when their own politicians were in.
    TRUMP won!!! Get over it and move on!! Oh and, CHEERS! Merry Christmas! Hoho

  • Silverfish Imperetrix

    Don’t worry. The fake-news-mass-temper-tantrum-bawl-baby-fest is far from over. THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING! THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING! LOLOLOLOLOL…

  • X

    Go Trump! Fill that cabinet with billionaires and warmongers! Soon America will be great again…. if you’re already rich, white, male, and can avoid serving in the military. #’MERICA

    • X

      You can ‘dislike’ it, but you can’t dispute it. Who outside of the rich, white, males is going to benefit from a Trump presidency? No one. Problem is, too many people that think that is ok.

  • Another George W clown show

    The richest will get tax cuts and soldiers will be coming home in coffins. We have seen this before. Just give it time.

  • Dave

    Say goodbye to your free Obama care.. Your Medicare and Medicaid…Your also going to get your SS check cut and the Illegals are still in town and will be because Trump needs them to build and work at his Hotels..

    • Joe

      wow that sounds like Hillary …………………..and any Dem running for office the last 60 years………..wore out playbook doesn’t work this time!

    • Dan Wesson NRA Proud

      100% spot on. Only one thing. What about all the money. She took millions of dollars, Lets see if she gives it back. I bet she keeps it for personal gain because her campaign was a horse and pony show. Stupid is as stupid does.

  • Writer Girl

    Rejoice America!!! Four to eight years of practical solutions to problems instead of wimpy liberal BS. Goodbye Obummer! Adios, Hillary! Oh, and if Stein wants a recount, how about recounting the votes in CA and NY who give illegals driver’s licenses, A.K.A. fradulent voting.

  • Tomtom

    All I need is my gun, my knife, and my fishing pole…oh, and beer, strappy tee shirt, and a stool to look out my window…welcome to Trump’s America…bring on RECOUNT…I voted for him 3 times…

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