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Green Party candidate to hold rally outside Trump Tower amid recounts

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Green Party candidate Jill Stein attends a protest outside Hofstra University in East Garden City, New York, in the run-up to the November 8, 2016 presidential election.

Green Party candidate Jill Stein is set to hold a rally along with her supporters in front of the Trump Tower in New York on Monday.

Stein, who has initiated the process of vote recounts in the states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania following the 2016 presidential election, made the announcement on Saturday.

GOP nominee Donald Trump won presidency on November 8 by flipping the three traditionally blue states, triggering calls for a recount pursued not by Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton but by Stein.

Trump has vowed to block the efforts by having his lawyer file lawsuits against the move.

“We won’t stand down as Donald Trump and his allies seek to frivolously obstruct the legal processes set up to ensure we have a voting system we can trust and that all votes have been counted,” Stein said in a statement.

On her website, Stein is asking Americans for donations to pay for the cost of recount in the states.

A designated observer (R) watches as presidential ballots are recounted in Dane County on December 1, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by AFP)

In a complaint filed in Pennsylvania, Trump’s lawyers said "There is no evidence — or even an allegation — that any tampering with Pennsylvania's voting systems actually occurred," adding, "Despite being no more than a blip on the electoral radar, Stein has now commandeered Pennsylvania's electoral process, with an eye toward doing the same to the Electoral College."

In the run-up to the 2016 vote, Trump kept insisting that the US election is “rigged,” particularly censuring the Electoral College system, which finally gave him the victory.

Despite being one of the most unpopular Democrats to run for president, Hillary Clinton managed to garner over two million votes more than his opponent across the country.

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