December 09, 2016
A federal judge in Pennsylvania says he'll rule Monday on a Green Party-backed bid seeking a recount of paper ballots cast in the state's Nov. 8 presidential election.
Judge Paul S. Diamond made the announcement Friday afternoon after listening to arguments in Philadelphia.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein's lawyers argue that it's possible that computer hacking occurred, although opponents say they have presented no such evidence.
An expert in computer science and voting systems for the secretary of state's office testified that he thought the chance of hacking was about as likely as "androids from outer space living among us."
Diamond also raised concerns about the possibility of what he called disenfranchising all 6 million Pennsylvania voters if the election is not certified by the Dec. 13 deadline.