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Trump falsely claims ‘millions of people who voted illegally’ cost him popular vote
(CNN)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.
“It would have been much easier for me to win the so-called popular vote than the Electoral College in that I would only campaign in 3 or 4- states instead of the 15 states that I visited. I would have won even more easily and convincingly (but smaller states are forgotten)!” he added.
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.
He later added: “Serious voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire and California – so why isn’t the media reporting on this? Serious bias – big problem!”
There is evidence enough that Trump is justified in making the statements that have CNN in a snit:
1. President Obama urged illegal immigrants to vote for Hillary Clinton.
2. A series of James O’Keefe videos (Project Veritas) caught Democrat operatives bragging about their abilities to engage in voter fraud. Robert Creamer, one such doofus, resigned following the release of one of O’Keefe’s videos.
3. There’s a long history of evidence that Democrats use voter fraud to win elections. Many believe that rigged voting by the Democrat machine in Chicago cost Richard Nixon the presidency in 1960, an election won by John F. Kennedy by a narrow margin. Democrat machine politics control most major American cities.
4. It’s loser Hillary Clinton demanding a recount of votes in states that she lost. If she doesn’t think there’s something wrong, then why’s she doing that?
Officially, there are 11 million illegals in the USA. Unofficially, that number is much higher. Why wouldn’t a significant fraction of them vote? Hell, they live in sanctuary cities. They have jobs. They pay few taxes. They get driver’s licenses. They receive welfare benefits.
Of course they voted. The burden of proof should be on CNN to prove Trump is wrong, rather than just imply he’s a kook and/or a liar.