reuters: Dec 12 – A U.S. judge in Pennsylvania on Monday rejected Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s request for a recount of the state’s ballots in last month’s presidential election and an examination of voting machines for evidence of hacking.
The decision came on the same day that Wisconsin election officials expect to complete their state’s recount, although the results will not change the outcome.
Stein, who finished fourth in the election behind President-elect Donald Trump, had challenged the results in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan. All of those traditionally Democratic strongholds supported Trump, a Republican, in the Nov. 8 vote.
The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday denied Stein’s last-ditch appeal to secure a recount there.