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Confirmed: Stein files explosive federal law suit seeking recount in Pennsylvania

Alex Mohajer

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A great deal of media speculation and confusion circulated around the internet over the weekend regarding the status of recount efforts in Pennsylvania, after news of a successful maneuver by Donald Trump to block recount efforts. A few media outlets reported Dr. Stein of the Green Party, who originally sought the recount in Pennsylvania, was dropping her bid for a recount because of a $1 million bond being implemented by a judge, favoring Trump.

However, Stein publicly posted to her Facebook page that she would be escalating her efforts. As promised, she did escalate the matter from the state to the federal level late Monday when she filed an explosive law suit in federal court in Pennsylvania.

In her complaint, Stein lambasts the state’s elections, calling them a “national disgrace.” More from the complaint:

“Voters are forced to use vulnerable, hackable, antiquated technology banned in other states, then rely on the kindness of machines. There is no paper trail. Voting machines are electoral black sites: no one permits voters or candidates to examine them.”

In an act of defiance, Jill Stein held a press conference in front of Trump Towers in New York on Monday where she jabbed at Donald Trump’s peculiar requests to legally end recount efforts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. She said:

“We are here to assure Donald Trump that there is nothing to be afraid of. If you believe in democracy, if you believe in the credibility of your victory, put down your arms, end your bureaucratic obstruction.”

Bros4Hillary has been running an comprehensive update on Pennsylvania’s recount efforts here. And all of the challenges to Election 2016 in our Daily Digest.


Alex Mohajer is the political director of Bros4Hillary and editor-in-chief of BrosBlog. You may tweet him @alexmohajer or e-mail him at alex@bros4hillary.com

Named one of OUT Magazine's 100 Most Eligible Bachelors of 2017, Alex Mohajer is a controversial up-and-coming political writer and commentator whose unapologetic post-election commentary made him one of the most shared contributors at The Huffington Post. He is the first journalist in America to openly impugn the presidency of Donald Trump in a major publication. Mohajer is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Bros4America (formerly Bros4Hillary), a progressive advocacy organization that gained national recognition during the 2016 presidential election for its efforts to elect Hillary Clinton. Named by LGBTQ Nation to their Top 8 People Working to Elect Hillary Clinton. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts from U.C. Berkeley where he studied politics with progressive champion Robert Reich, and a Juris Doctorate from Chapman University School of Law, where he studied constitutional law with conservative hero Hugh Hewitt. While in law school, he was awarded "Most Likely To Be Held in Contempt" by his graduating class. He has been interviewed for or featured on The Fox News Channel, PolitiFact, The Huffington Post, Washington Post, LA and NY Times, AfterBuzz TV, OUT and Instinct Magazine(s), Dan Savage Blog, TheWrap, Yahoo News, New York Public Radio, The David Pakman Show, The Ann Walker Show, the Hugh Hewitt Show, and more. Alex is an author, public/motivational speaker, and an award-winning singer, actor, and solo artist who was nominated for a 2016 Broadway World Award for Best Male Cabaret Artist. Alex lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Bruce Wayne. Press inquiries and bookings: press@bros4america.com

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