[JURIST] The Green Party [partywebsite] filed a lawsuit [document, PDF] on Monday in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania contesting the presidential election results [PA results] tallied on November 8. The claim offers as grounds for its motion news articles from the New York Times, NBC, Wired, the Chicago Tribune and others alleging hacker involvement in the election as well as the affidavit of J. Alex Halderman [official website], a professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan, who states that there were “unprecedented cyberattacks” in the 2016 election. The suit calls for a full recount of the 2016 Presidential Election throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Led by its presidential nominee Jill Stein [campaign website], the Green Party also filed suit for a recount in Wisconsin [WSJ report] set to start on Thursday. On Saturday Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton [campaign profile] joined the Wisconsin recount [JURIST report] initiative. The recount motions come as an inversion of the pre-election status quo where President-elect Donald Trump campaigned [NYT report] on the charge of a rigged vote and refused to commit [Washington Post report] to the election results before he saw them.