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PA Recount Explained: Trump blocks state-wide recount in Pennsylvania; Stein WILL proceed in Federal Court

Alex Mohajer



Mass confusion erupted on the internet Saturday evening when reports from several major news outlets were disseminated mistakenly claiming that Dr. Jill Stein was abandoning recount efforts in Pennsylvania following a successful legal maneuver by Donald Trump to block the recount efforts in that state. Trump did seek to block recount efforts in Pennsylvania and was successful in having a judge implement a $1 million bond for a state-wide recount that Green party candidate Stein said she could not produce. However, this only makes a statewide recount cost prohibitive. Stein WILL continue forward with the recount efforts.

On her Facebook page, Stein posted:

Here’s a statement on the Pennsylvania recount from Jonathan Abady, lead counsel to the Stein recount efforts, and Founding Partner of Emery Celli Brinckerhoff + Abady LLP:

“Make no mistake–the Stein campaign will continue to fight for a statewide recount in Pennsylvania. We are committed to this fight to protect the civil and voting rights of all Americans. Over the past several days, it has become clear that the barriers to verifying the vote in Pennsylvania are so pervasive and that the state court system is so ill-equipped to address this problem that we must seek federal court intervention. As a result, on Monday the Stein campaign will escalate our campaign in Pennsylvania and file for emergency relief in federal court, demanding a statewide recount on constitutional grounds.”

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Stein also plans to pursue the recount at the County level. The Inquirer reported that “Stein’s campaign intends to continue its county-by-county recount effort in Pennsylvania.”

This will require proponents of a recount in Pennsylvania to go back to the challenging task of having to find three voters per election district to petition for a recount. Bros4Hillary members interested in helping with that effort, particularly residents of Pennsylvania in more rural areas, may visit our article on the subject here.

Trump-backers are seeking to block the recount efforts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, according to the New York Times. Which begs the question: Why would the winner of the presidential election, who claimed both prior to and following election day that the vote was “rigged” in his opponent’s favor and that millions of “illegals” fraudulently voted for his opponent, seek to block these recount efforts at all?

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

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:



  1. ProChildVA (@ProChildVA)

    December 4, 2016 at 10:14 am

    It’s called “projection” He defends himself against his own unconscious impulses or qualities while attributing them to others – in this case fraud in voting. trump seeks to stop the vote b/c he knows something is amiss. He projects what he himself thinks happened (by his hand) – Hillary Clinton’s popular vote is over 2.6 million (ahead of trump) which logically speaking should be statistically pretty much impossible (and still lose the election). No matter who anyone voted for – Its important to find out and protect voting for every single American


    December 5, 2016 at 8:53 am

    found your article posted to facebook couldn’t get the report from Huffington Post was removed . I would like to know progress I belong to 4 Hillary groups .

  3. Alex Mohajer

    Alex Mohajer

    December 5, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    We have retracted our story regarding the Huffington Post contributor.

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