As Twitchy reported, some die-hard Hillary Clinton supporters were calling Nov. 23 the best day they’d had in a long time, what with Green Party candidate Jill Stein announcing that she would begin filing the paperwork for recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania the day after Thanksgiving.

However, the Washington Examiner reported Monday that the deadline to file for a voter-initiated recount in Pennsylvania had already passed by that time.

A Pennsylvania State Department spokesperson told the Philadelphia Inquirer the deadline passed on Nov. 21. That, however, didn’t stop Stein from setting up a crowdfunding effort to pay for the recounts, the fundraising goal of which she recently raised to $7 million.

No, not just yet.

You heard correctly. She might have missed the deadline for a voter-initiated recount, but there’s a Plan B.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that a lawyer for Stein’s campaign filed legal papers in Pennsylvania Monday that contend the Nov. 8 election was “illegal,” citing (already debunked) research by computer scientists suggesting electronic voting machines might have been hacked into.

The Inquirer itself had difficulty finding a path to victory for Stein:

Stein’s lawsuit would have to present evidence that election fraud was probable in Pennsylvania. Democratic Secretary of State Pedro Cortes says there’s no evidence of voting irregularities during the Nov. 8 election

“Absolutely not,” Cortes told reporters. “There is no evidence whatsoever that points to any type of irregularity in any way, shape or form.”

So, “fake news” strikes again.

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