Federal judge rejects Green Party's Pennsylvania recount case

Federal judge rejects Green Party's Pennsylvania recount case
Jill Stein.

A federal judge has rejected a Green Party-backed request to recount paper ballots in Pennsylvania's presidential election, won by Republican Donald Trump, and scan some counties' election systems for signs of hacking.

The rejection by US District Judge Paul Diamond on Monday is the latest roadblock to a Pennsylvania recount.

It is part of a broader effort by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein to recount votes in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Mr Trump won all three states narrowly over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

President-elect Trump beat Ms Clinton in Pennsylvania by about 44,000 votes out of six million cast.

A federal judge halted Michigan's recount.

The Wisconsin recount was expected to conclude later on Monday. With about 95% of the votes recounted, Ms Clinton had gained 25 votes on Mr Trump, but still trailed by about 22,000.

AP

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