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Sat Dec 3, 2016, 07:53 PM

This came into my FB feed via The Hill: Green Party drops recount case in Pennsylvania (Is it true?)

This came into my FB feed via The Hill:

The Green Party is dropping its court case requesting a statewide recount of the election results in Pennsylvania.

The Associated Press reported on Saturday that the party said it could not come up with a $1 million bond payment required by Monday, when a hearing was scheduled.

A court order filed Saturday called the matter "closed" after it said that petitioners had filed to withdraw the case. The Green Party had questioned whether voting machines had been hacked or results manipulated.

http://thehill.com/homenews/news/308650-green-party-drops-pennsylvania-recount-case

I have not seen this on the Jill Stein election recount website, nor anywhere else. I'm trying to verify this and wonder if any of you know if there is any truth to this.

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Reply This came into my FB feed via The Hill: Green Party drops recount case in Pennsylvania (Is it true?) (Original post)
Farmgirl1961 Dec 2016 OP
Farmgirl1961 Dec 2016 #1
EL34x4 Dec 2016 #5
Farmgirl1961 Dec 2016 #6
EL34x4 Dec 2016 #7
femmocrat Dec 2016 #2
rzemanfl Dec 2016 #3
Farmgirl1961 Dec 2016 #4
rzemanfl Dec 2016 #8
Farmgirl1961 Dec 2016 #9
rzemanfl Dec 2016 #10
triron Dec 2016 #11
Farmgirl1961 Dec 2016 #12
flamingdem Dec 2016 #13
triron Dec 2016 #14
flamingdem Dec 2016 #15
Farmgirl1961 Dec 2016 #16
RealityChik Dec 2016 #17

Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Sat Dec 3, 2016, 07:56 PM

1. Followed by this from Palmer Report

No, the Pennsylvania recount effort isn’t “over.” Yes, the mainstream media is lying to you.

Since the recount effort in three states got underway last week, the major media have afforded it virtually no coverage. Even as the Wisconsin recount enters its third day and numerous inconsistencies are being documented, the mainstream media has remained silent. After the Michigan elections board approved the recount go-ahead, nary a peep. Now the major media outlets are finally talking about the Pennsylvania recount effort, but only to report that it’s now “over” – which is not the case.

What actually happened today is that in a desperate last ditch attempt at preventing the recount, the State of Pennsylvania suddenly invented a million dollar bond that third party candidate Jill Stein would have needed to immediately pay for.

-snip-

http://www.palmerreport.com/politics/no-pennsylvania-recount-effort-isnt-yes-mainstream-media-lying/359/

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 3, 2016, 08:06 PM

5. "In fact her next step is..."

 

"...to fight for precinct by precinct recounts in Pennsylvania until the vote totals have been sufficiently corrected and revised to drop Donald Trump’s lead in the state from the current 0.8% mark to the 0.5% mark, which in turn would trigger an automatic statewide recount under Pennsylvania state law."


Seriously?

This sounds like a herculean task and I just don't see it happening.

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Response to EL34x4 (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 3, 2016, 08:11 PM

6. Agreed...what else is she supposed to do?

I suppose better than totally giving up. How's that Philly recount going?

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 3, 2016, 08:24 PM

7. Philly is only recounting 4% of their precincts.

 

The massive 20,000+ vote jump that Hillary received yesterday came from mail-in ballots that were finally tallied and added to the totals, not recounts. That's it. AFAIK, there's nothing left to count.

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Sat Dec 3, 2016, 07:57 PM

3. What bothers me is the $1 million dollar bond.

That isn't the same as posting a million in cash. I thought they had the money anyway....

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 3, 2016, 08:00 PM

4. So, again another FB post both confirming that the strategy has changed.

She didn't drop the recount statewide. Please stop listening to the media. She was pressed with a higher bill and fell 1 million short. So what she is doing is filling recounts on certain precincts in PA that will get the lead down from .8% to .5%. That would bring an automatic statewide recount. Stein is having a press conference on Monday in front of Trump tower to inform everyone of her strategy.

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 3, 2016, 08:39 PM

8. What is your source for this strategy insight? Why will the precincts being recounted reduce the

Orange Peril's lead below half a percent?

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 3, 2016, 08:45 PM

9. Sorry -- I didn't write it, just copied it from a FB feed

But I think it came in from Palmer Report website.

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 3, 2016, 08:55 PM

10. One too many Facebook references. Didn't register with me

that you were talking about a second one, not the first. Sorry.

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Sat Dec 3, 2016, 09:06 PM

11. You might check out her "fireside" chat

just started.

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Response to triron (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 3, 2016, 09:15 PM

12. It's not showing as live on my FB feed yet...

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Response to triron (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 3, 2016, 09:15 PM

13. I'm on the page but there's no video?

Is the live chat on her fb page?

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 3, 2016, 09:22 PM

14. don't do facebook

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Response to triron (Reply #14)

Sat Dec 3, 2016, 09:39 PM

15. I had to scroll down

that is facebook, btw

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Sat Dec 3, 2016, 10:29 PM

16. I watched it for about 5 minutes

Did anyone else watch the entire "fireside chat"?

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Sun Dec 4, 2016, 12:57 AM

17. The case for statewide recount dropped, but the recount continues...

The court case for a statewide recount in PA may have been dropped because of last minute fee gouges, but the recount continues. The strategy has changed but the outcome remains the same. The effort is now to obtain voluntary recounts by as many of PA's 1000+ wards to reduce Trump's lead from 0.8% down to 0.5%, which would trip a mandatory statewide recount. Considering Trump's lead was originally 1.2%, it's plausible that a narrowing of the lead down to 0.5% is no longer an insurmountable goal.

For the most up-to-date news on all the recounts, forget MSM. Instead try The Palmer Report:

http://www.palmerreport.com/news/jill-stein-county-automatic-pennsylvania-recount/360/

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