NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — Montgomery and Bucks Counties have delayed the certification of their election results as the Jill Stein Campaign tries to push for a recount of presidential and senate results.
Montgomery County solicitor Ray McGarry says it’s not easy to force a widespread recount in Pennsylvania, as three voters from each precinct have to sign a petition to request a recount just in that district. In Montgomery County, there are more than 400 voting districts.
But McGarry says petitions have been filed seeking a recount of the results of the presidential and senate races.
“They’re also seeking a forensic analysis of the voting machines,” he said, “because they believe there is some funny business or fraud or something that took place with the machines themselves, that they were capable of being hacked.”
The Stein campaign filed petitions requesting a recount in 25 districts in Montgomery County.
It’s a similar case in Bucks County, so it will be up to the court of common pleas in each county to decide where to go from here.
The certification process was already delayed in Chester County over an appeal of the results of the 156th district.
The Stein campaign has also filed an election contest petition with Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court. The Pennsylvania GOP says they reviewed it and its totally and completely without merit and in their words, “does not even allege any facts to support its wild claim.”