Doug Mastriano supporters are flooding Pa. courts with baseless recount petitions in the governor’s race
Doug Mastriano, the Republican nominee for Pennsylvania governor, and his wife, Rebbie, pray with supporters during his election night party on Nov. 8 in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. - STEVEN M. FALK/The Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS

PHILADELPHIA — Doug Mastriano lost by a lot. But some of his supporters wrongly believe the results are inaccurate, and they think they’ve found a way to do something about it. So now election denial groups are flooding Pennsylvania courts with petitions seeking to force hand recounts under a little-known provision of state election law. It’s not clear the effort will succeed in requiring counties to retally their votes — some courts have already thrown out the requests — and they certainly won’t give Mastriano, the defeated Republican nominee for governor, the 781,000 votes by which he lost t...