Posted: 11/18/2020 7:40:49 PM EST
It appears that any 3 voters from a district, and $50, can get the district recounted.
See PA Election Code, Article XVII
(a) Except as set forth in subsection (a.1), the court of common pleas, or a judge thereof, of the county in which any election district is located in which ballots were used, shall open the ballot box of such election district used at any general, municipal, special or primary election held therein, and cause the entire vote thereof to be correctly counted by persons designated by such court or judge, if three qualified electors of the election district shall file, as hereinafter provided, a petition duly verified by them, alleging that upon information which they consider reliable they believe that fraud or error, although not manifest on the general return of votes made therefrom, was committed in the computation of the votes cast for all offices or for any particular office or offices in such election district, or in the marking of the ballots, or otherwise in connection with such ballots. It shall not be necessary for the petitioners to specify in their petition the particular act of fraud or error which they believe to have been committed, nor to offer evidence to substantiate the allegations of their petition.
(a.1) In cases resulting from a recount or recanvass order by the Secretary of the Commonwealth under section 1404(g),1 all of the following apply:
(1) Upon petition under clause (2), Commonwealth Court shall:
(i) open the ballot box of each election district in which ballots were used at a general, municipal, special or primary election; and
(ii) cause the entire vote of the election district to be correctly counted by persons designated by the court.
(2) To obtain relief under clause (1):
(i) Three (3) qualified electors of a county must file a verified petition alleging that, upon information which they consider reliable, they believe that fraud or error, although not manifest on the general return of votes, was committed:
(A) in the computation of votes cast;
(B) in the marking of the ballots; or
(C) otherwise in connection with the ballots.
(ii) It is not necessary for the petitioners to specify in their petition the particular act of fraud or error which they believe to have been committed nor to offer evidence to substantiate the allegations of their petition.
(b) Every petition for the opening of a ballot box under the provisions of this section shall be filed in the office of the prothonotary of the proper county, accompanied by a deposit of cash in the amount of fifty ($50.00) dollars, or by a bond signed by the petitioners as principals and by a corporate surety to be approved by the court, in the amount of one hundred ($100.00) dollars, conditioned upon the payment to the county treasurer for the use of the county of the sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars, in the event that, upon the opening of the ballot box, it shall not appear that fraud or substantial error was committed in the computation of the votes cast on the ballots contained therein, or fraud in the marking of the ballots contained therein, or otherwise in connection with such ballots.
(f) Ballot boxes may be opened under the provisions of this section at any time within four months after the date of the general, municipal, special or primary election at which the ballots therein shall have been cast.
There is similar language later on for recounts of machines
Bump to top in case anyone cares
PA lawsuit was just dismissed
It may be up to you
One last bump for PA patriots.
Pretty disappointed that this thread doesn’t even rate a “fuck you” on the apathy scale here.