PA GOP Statement on Stein Campaign’s Decision to Withdraw Election Contest Lawsuit

HARRISBURG – Jill Stein finally abandoned her frivolous and baseless statewide Election Contest to challenge President-Elect Trump’s big victory in Pennsylvania.   At 5:00 p.m. this evening the Stein Petitioners filed to discontinue the Election Contest in Pennsylvania and the Commonwealth Court entered an Order closing the case.  Lawrence Tabas, Esq., lead counsel in Pennsylvania for President-Elect Trump, his Electors, and the Republican Party of Pennsylvania stated that: “The filing of a discontinuance of the Election Contest by Jill Stein’s petitioners tonight is a recognition that their Election Contest was completely without merit, and meant solely for purposes to delay the Electoral College vote in Pennsylvania for President-Elect Trump.”

The Election Contest sought a Court Order for a statewide recount, which is absolutely not allowed under Pennsylvania law. Mr. Tabas further said, “Candidate Jill Stein’s allegations created the false illusion that some unidentified foreign government hacked our state’s voting systems when absolutely no such proof existed.  We believe that she always knew that she had no such proof.”

Ms. Stein and her supporters should now withdraw the few scattered recounts that they filed in Pennsylvania as they clearly have no chance of changing the results and that it was done for media attention.

The November 8, 2016 Election produced a clear winner, Donald Trump, and the actions of Ms. Stein and her supporters to create the fear of chaos by making baseless accusations of the hacking of voting machines in Pennsylvania were an insult to all Pennsylvania voters.

We look forward to the inauguration of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States.

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  • GrannyGripes

    she should be charged with fraud

  • Vic

    Way to go PA!

  • Regina

    Dr. Stein is a surrogate for the Clinton Crime Family. I have just contacted Gov Wolf telling him that under no circumstances should he allow a recount in PA. There were no complaints of fraud, nor problems with equipment and the people of PA have voted. If Gov Wolf permits a recount when MS. Stein missed the recount filing date by a week and does not qualify for a recount because of her low votes, he should be impeached as the first act of the new legislature.
    This Recount effort is a blatant effort by Hillary Clinton, Soros ( who is funding the recount) and the Saudis to steal this election. PA must stand firm. Our electoral college votes were for Trump.