Green Party-backed group wants a recount in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — 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.

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.

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.

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

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