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Pa. court will hear arguments in Jill Stein recount lawsuit

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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court announced Tuesday it plans to hear arguments in the lawsuit filed by lawyers for Green Party Presidential nominee Jill Stein which claims the state's election was "illegal."

The hearing will take place at the Pennsylvania Judicial Center on Monday at 10 a.m.

Stein is seeking a statewide recount of the November 8 election results. In a petition filed Monday, she called the state results "illegal" due to "vulnerabilities of the electronic voting systems."

Pennsylvania's Department of State has consistently maintained the state's election are devoid of voter fraud.

In a statement sent to FOX43 Tuesday, department press secretary Wanda Murren wrote:

Shortly after voting wrapped up on Election Day, we reported to Pennsylvanians that their election had been conducted fairly and accurately. As always, Pennsylvania’s county election offices administered the election with only minor incidents in a handful of the Commonwealth’s 9,163 voting precincts. The Department is confident that any recount, whether at the precinct level or statewide, would result in no significant difference in the vote count.