November 28, 2016 9:47 pm
Updated: November 28, 2016 9:51 pm

Green Party-backed group pushing for a Pennsylvania recount

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Green Party-backed group wants a Pennsylvania court to order a recount of the state’s Nov. 8 presidential election, won by Republican Donald Trump.

Court papers filed Monday cite an affidavit by a University of Michigan computer scientist stating that results produced by electronic voting machines could’ve been manipulated by malware.

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Election law specialist Larry Otter made the filing and says it’s unprecedented in Pennsylvania. He says the evidence may be supplemented with the results of various precinct-level recounts being pursued by Green Party-backed voters.

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But a Republican Party lawyer calls the filing meritless. And Democratic Secretary of State Pedro Cortes says there’s no evidence of election irregularities or cyberattacks on Pennsylvania’s electronic voting machines.

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Trump edged Democrat Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania. Green Party candidate Jill Stein trailed them significantly.

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