Election recount supporters rally at State Capitol

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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A group of voters rallied at the state Capitol to show their support for an election recount in Pennsylvania.

Green Party nominee Jill Stein planned to take her fight for a Pennsylvania recount to commonwealth court, but withdrew that request this weekend to take it to a higher court.

There were about four dozen recount supporters at the Capitol on Monday. It may not have been a large group, but they made sure their voice was heard loud and clear.

As Stein called for a recount at Trump Tower in New York City, others gathered in Pennsylvania to show their support to chats of count every vote, count every vote

Jill Stein for President Pennsylvania Coordinator Carl Romanelli said "I don't just mean comparing computer chips, or register tapes, I mean an actual verification of what is in Pennsylvania's voting machines."

Green Party leader Pat LaMarche said "and we should of course want to know whether or not our machines are accurately recording the information that we have loaded into them."

VotePA execMarybeth Kuznik said "I call on everybody here, to get involved to urge the legislature, urge the governor, urge the Secretary of the Commonwealth and most importantly urge your counties to pay attention to this issue."

The recount supporters aren't necessarily looking for a change in the results of the election.

"If we had voter verified paper ballots, in every one of 67 counties we wouldn't be standing here," Kuznik said.

Cleveland State University professor Candice Hoke said "ensuring that every component of the right to vote, even when we are using electronic machines is thoroughly checked and guaranteed."

Green Party Presidential Nominee Dr. Jill Stein said "I think the outcome will be very different in the minds of Americans. The outcome will be that we have an election system that we can trust. That is our first and foremost intention here, is to verify the vote and ensure that we have a accurate, secure, and fair voting system."

"Whether it will change the outcome, we don't know. And I think it would be unfair to raise expectations that the outcome is going to change. That's not our intent," Stein added.

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