This is looking more and more like a moneymaking scheme for the Greens, though I’ll bet that the Stein camp was more likely ignorant of Pennsylvania law than trying to outright dupe people. Still, this is a bit of information people probably would have liked to have known about before setting their hard earned dollars on fire. Stein had an obligation to do her due diligence prior to taking people’s money. (She and her party get to keep any recount “leftovers.)
Per Pennsylvania regulations, there is only one way remaining for Jill Stein to get a recount in Pennsylvania and it is a complicated process. BillyPenn reports that Stein would have to file for a court appeal and present a “prima facie case” showing that voter fraud took place. While prima facie has a lower burden of proof threshold than “beyond reasonable doubt,” it is still significant. Stein would have to prove in court that fraud was “probable.” This is going to be very difficult given that even the computer specialists recommending the recount say there is no proof of hacking or fraud.