Judge to rule Monday on Green Party recount bid in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A federal judge says he’ll rule Monday on a lawsuit that seeks a recount in Pennsylvania’s presidential election.

The Green Party-backed lawsuit also seeks an inspection to make sure election software wasn’t hacked. The lawsuit cites concerns about the integrity of Pennsylvania’s voting machines and claims the technology is outdated and vulnerable to hacking.

The party has presented no specific evidence of wrongdoing.

Judge Paul Diamond said he’ll decide by Monday because come Tuesday, the state must certify its presidential vote totals.

State Republicans and lawyers for Donald Trump call the effort a waste of time and resources.

During Friday’s hearing, Pennsylvania Secretary of State Pedro Cortes, a Democrat, told the judge that hacking Pennsylvania’s voting machines are as likely as “androids from outer space living among us.”

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