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    Green Party's Stein Awaits Pennsylvania Court Hearing in US Vote-Recount Case

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    Pennsylvania should be required to conduct a full, statewide recount from last month’s US presidential election while addressing systemic voting violations, former Green Party candidate Jill Stein said Friday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Earlier this week, Stein’s campaign filed a lawsuit in US District Court in the city of Philadelphia, arguing that a recount is needed on constitutional grounds. The suit criticized Pennsylvania’s criteria for recounts as well as vote-counting machines used by the state, saying they do not provide paper records of ballots cast.

    "We argue in federal court for a full recount to expose the disgraceful PA election system. Stand with us!" Stein wrote in a Twitter post.

    A hearing on the lawsuit is scheduled for Friday afternoon before US District Judge Paul Diamond.

    In the weeks since Donald Trump's victory in the November 8 election, Stein and the Green Party have pushed recount efforts in three battleground states – Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. On Wednesday, a state court in Pennsylvania denied the Stein campaign’s request for an investigation into reported instances of voting-machine malfunctions on Election Day.

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