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Report: Jill Stein drops election recount effort in Pennsylvania

Green Party 2016 presidential nominee Jill Stein (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein dropped her statewide recount effort in Pennsylvania late Saturday afternoon, according to Philly.com.

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In court documents filed shortly before 5 p.m., an attorney for the Stein campaign wrote, "Petitioners are regular citizens of ordinary means. They cannot afford to post the $1,000,000 bond required by the Court."

"The judge's outrageous demand that voters pay such an exorbitant figure is a shameful, unacceptable barrier to democratic participation," Stein said in a statement Saturday, according to Philly.com. "This is yet another sign that Pennsylvania's antiquated election law is stacked against voters."

Stein and the Green Party filed for a recount in the state because they wanted state board of election officials to ensure the integrity of the election and its results. According to the Associated Press, Stein wanted to explore whether or not voting machines had been hacked and whether or not voting results had been manipulated.

Stein has officially filed for recounts in two other states, Michigan and Wisconsin. All three states proved pivotal to Trump winning the White House.

The Wisconsin recount is underway, while the Michigan recount is likely to begin this week, barring intervention from a judge.

According to Philly.com, Stein still plans to continue with the county-by-county recount in Pennsylvania. She also plans to hold a press conference outside Trump Tower Monday morning to discuss the latest developments.

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