CNN/Tom LoBianco, 11/27/16, "Trump falsely claims 'millions of people who voted illegally' cost him popular vote."
"President-elect Donald Trump alleged Sunday, without evidence, that "millions of people" voted illegally for Hillary Clinton and otherwise he would have won the popular vote. It's an unprecedented allegation by a president-elect. Trump won the Electoral College and thus the White House, but the Democratic nominee leads him in the popular vote by about two million ballots. 'In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally,' Trump tweeted.
.... This is the first time he has alleged voter fraud in his own victory and there is no evidence of any widespread voter fraud. Trump could be referencing a series of fake stories on conspiracy websites that said he actually beat Clinton in the popular vote count. Trump's transition team did not return requests for comment Sunday afternoon.
.... ... Trump has been railing over the weekend against a recount effort led by the Green Party, that he has dubbed a 'scam.' Green Party officials filed for a recount in Wisconsin on Friday after reports of possible voting discrepancies in areas that used paper ballots versus those where electronic voting took place. Earlier Sunday, Trump launched one of his trademark tweetstorms, reiterating his previous criticism of the recount effort, taking aim at Clinton. .... ... Trump has vacillated in his support for the Electoral College. In 2012, he tweeted: "The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy." Read more.
Related article. NBC News/Phil McCausland, 11/27/16, "In tweet flurry, president-elect Trump calls election recount efforts 'sad'." .... "Trump was responding to the Clinton campaign's announcement that they intend to back the statewide presidential election recount effort taking place in Wisconsin, which was led by Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Marc Elias, a Clinton campaign lawyer, said they would involve themselves to ensure a "fair" process for all involved. .... Stein said she also intends to pursue recounts in Pennsylvania and Michigan, though she also stated on Twitter that she would "do a recount in any state where the deadline has not passed." Note photographs. Trump Toilet paper by Gagster for sale, on Amazon.com, 250 sheet per roll, $12.95. Trump in rage from Relatably.com/Trump Memes ... .
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