Trump on recount efforts: 'Just a Stein scam to raise money!'

Trump on recount efforts: 'Just a Stein scam to raise money!'
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President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump threatens ex-intel official's clearance, citing comments on CNN Protesters topple Confederate monument on UNC campus Man wanted for threatening to shoot Trump spotted in Maryland MORE blasted Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein on Sunday for her recount efforts in certain states.

"The Green Party just dropped its recount suit in Pennsylvania and is losing votes in Wisconsin recount," Trump tweeted on Sunday afternoon. 

"Just a Stein scam to raise money."

Stein has filed for recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — three states Trump won that had gone blue in previous elections.

On Sunday, Stein tweeted that she will file a lawsuit in federal court on Monday seeking a statewide recount in Pennsylvania. The Green Party nominee said she would "escalate" #Recount2016 and demand a recount on constitutional grounds.

"The people deserve answers," she tweeted.

That comes after her lawyer on Saturday withdrew a state lawsuit seeking a recount in the commonwealth, saying in a filing that the petitioners are "regular citizens of ordinary means" who "cannot afford to post the $1,000,000 bond required by court."

Stein has raised nearly $7 million toward her recount efforts in the three states.

She has been defending her recount efforts recently, saying voters deserve to know the country has a voting system they can trust.

Trump's top aide Kellyanne Conway on Sunday called for Stein to "give it up." She said even "your friends" in Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClinton to headline trio of DNC fundraisers: report Allegations of ‘Trump TV’ distract from real issues at Broadcasting Board of Governors Chelsea Clinton: Politics a 'definite maybe' in the future MORE's campaign have admitted the recounts won't change the results.

Conway said Stein and Clinton's campaign should accept the election results and move forward to ensure a peaceful transfer of power.