The Green Party is dropping its court case requesting a statewide recount of the election results in Pennsylvania.
The Associated Press reported on Saturday that the party said it could not come up with a $1 million bond payment required by Monday, when a hearing was scheduled.
A court order filed Saturday called the matter "closed" after it said that petitioners had filed to withdraw the case. The Green Party had questioned whether voting machines had been hacked or results manipulated.
Green Party nominee Jill Stein, who has been leading the broader recount effort, is scheduled to hold a rally outside of Trump Tower on Monday to defend her push for a recount.
Pennsylvania was among three traditionally blue states, along with Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, where Stein had pushed for recounts. President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpHillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Twitter's algorithm boosts right-leaning content, internal study finds Ohio Democrat calls Vance an 'ass----' over Baldwin tweet Matt Taibbi says Trump's rhetoric caused public perception of US intelligence services to shift MORE won with a slim margin over Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonI voted for Trump in 2020 — he proved to be the ultimate RINO in 2021 Neera Tanden tapped as White House staff secretary Meghan McCain: 'SNL' parodies made me feel like 'laughing stock of the country' MORE in each of the states.
Stein seemingly addressed the lack of funds to continue the recount case in Pennsylvania in a tweet Saturday evening, calling the $1 million payment "odd."
How odd is it that we must jump through bureaucratic hoops and raise millions of dollars so we can trust our election results? #Recount2016— Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) December 4, 2016