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Candidate-Initiated Options: While candidates cannot file a direct request for a recount, they may appeal the “order or decision of any county board regarding the computation or canvassing of the returns of any primary or election, or regarding any recount or recanvass thereof.” During the appeal process, the court may determine that a recount is necessary. See 25 P.S. 3157.
originally posted by: loam
a reply to: Zanti Misfit
So you know days in advance your candidate is about to file this recount. You go on national television to explain it...and that is the best he could come up with????
originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
a reply to: loam
This is totally ridiculous!!!
These states have better things to do with their time and money than cater to the whims of Jill Stein.
This gives Wisconsin --and maybe MI an PA----two weeks to do what may takes months....and possible negate the votes of everyone in those states....
If the recount isn't done by a certain date in December...those electoral votes may be gone.....IOW.....even if Trump hold his win.....if the cannot get it done in time.....he loses the votes.
Wisconsin's last statewide recount was in 2011 for a state Supreme Court seat and the outcome did not change. The recount showed Justice David Prosser defeated challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg by 7,004 votes — a slightly tighter margin than the 7,316-vote victory he had in initial returns.
That recount took more than a month. This one would have to happen more quickly because of a federal law that says must complete presidential recounts within 35 days of the election to ensure their electoral votes are counted. This year, that's Dec. 13.
"You may potentially have the state electoral votes at stake if it doesn't get done by then," said Haas.
originally posted by: Arizonaguy
I still can't see how Stein wins in any of the three states in court, given that there is case precedence set forth by the SCOTUS that all lower courts are compelled to abide by. There really isn't any gray area here
But the fears that she hadn't rigged it enough so now would rig the recount still stands for many.