BREAKING NEWS

Lehigh Valley

Lehigh County Board of Elections to hold meeting on recount

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A Green Party-backed group wants a Pennsylvania court to order a recount of the state's November 8 presidential election, won by Republican Donald Trump. Now, the Lehigh County Board of Elections will hold a meeting on Wednesday in Allentown.

At the meeting, officials will discuss the purpose of recanvassing the results of ballots cast for six districts: Lower Macungie 5th, Emmaus 6th, Weisenberg, South Whitehall 6th, Allentown 17-2 and Lynn New Tripoli in the November 8, 2016, general election.

Court papers filed Monday cite an affidavit by a University of Michigan computer scientist stating that results produced by electronic voting machines could've been manipulated by malware.

Election law specialist Larry Otter, who made the filing, said it's unprecedented in Pennsylvania. He said the evidence may be supplemented with the results of various precinct-level recounts being pursued by Green Party-backed voters.

A Republican Party lawyer called the filing meritless, and Democratic Secretary of State Pedro Cortes said there's no evidence of election irregularities or cyber attacks on Pennsylvania's electronic voting machines.

Trump edged Democrat Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania. Green Party candidate Jill Stein trailed them significantly.


DISCLAIMER FOR COMMENTS: The views expressed by public comments are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the TERMS OF USE  and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Your comments may be used on air. Be polite. Inappropriate posts or posts containing offsite links may be removed by the moderator.

This Week's Circulars

STORMCENTER UPDATE

WEATHER ALERT

Lehigh Valley News

Latest From The Newsroom