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Recount effort stalls with judge's decision in Pennsylvania




Voters take part in early ballot casting at the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk in Norwalk on Wednesday morning, Nov. 2, 2016.
Voters take part in early ballot casting at the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk in Norwalk on Wednesday morning, Nov. 2, 2016.
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Election recount efforts in Pennsylvania have come to a halt after a federal judge rejected a request to go through the paper ballots cast November 8.

In his 31-page decision, U.S. District Judge Paul Diamond said there were at least six grounds that required him to reject the Green Party's lawsuit. 

Constitutional attorney John Bonifaz joined Take Two to talk about what this means for the recount effort going forward. He is co-founder and president of the legal advocacy group Free Speech for People and has been advising the Green Party campaign.

To listen to the full interview, click on the blue media player above.