Jill Stein suspends voter recount bid in Pennsylvania

The campaign of former US Green Party nominee Jill Stein has dropped a statewide ballot recount bid in the state of Pennsylvania.

On Saturday, Stein’s lawyer Lawrence M. Otter withdrew the lawsuit filed with the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

“Petitioners are regular citizens of ordinary means,” the filing reads. “They cannot afford to post the $1,000,000 bond required by the Court.”

Stein later posted a Twitter message, saying, “#Recount2016 is so expensive because of elected leaders who have refused to invest in a 21st-century voting system.”

“How odd is it that we must jump through bureaucratic hoops and raise millions of dollars so we can trust our election results?” she asked.

Although Stein’s withdrawal abruptly concludes the effort that began there less than one week ago, Otter said that this does not end recounts in the state entirely.

Her campaign plans to continue its “county-by-county recount effort” in Pennsylvania, Otter told The…

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