PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A judge is rejecting a Green Party-backed effort to allow software experts inspect Philadelphia’s election systems for any evidence that hacking affected the result of Pennsylvania’s Nov. 8 presidential election.
The judge’s refusal Wednesday comes after Philadelphia’s election board rejected the idea, too.
It is part of a broader effort by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein to recount votes in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, states where Republican Donald Trump won narrowly over Democrat Hillary Clinton.
A Friday federal court hearing is scheduled in a separate Green Party request. They say an examination of central voting system software in six counties using different types of paperless electronic voting machines would take two or three days.
They’re also seeking a recount of potentially more than 1 million paper ballots in Pennsylvania.