Trump Using Twitter To Spread Lies? Tweets That Millions ‘Voted Illegally’ In Last Election
President-elect Donald Trump claims that if not for the millions of voters who "voted illegally," he would have won the popular vote.
Trump, an avid Twitter user, made the false claim on Sunday, Nov. 27. "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," he tweeted.
Current tallies of the popular vote reveal that Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton beat Trump by over 2 million votes. This did not ensure her victory, however, as the President-elect won more Electoral College votes, thus securing the presidency.
According to Time, there is currently no evidence that millions of people voted illegally during the Nov. 8 presidential elections.
Trump's tweet came after Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein filed for an election recount in the state of Wisconsin on Friday. Stein has revealed that she will also file for recounts in Pennsylvania and in Michigan this week. Trump won a narrow victory against Clinton in all three states. Stein's petition is not based on Trump's victory by a narrow margin but on the "significant increase in the number of absentee voters as compared to the last general election."
The Electoral College, which determines the winner of the presidential elections, can still theoretically change the Election Day outcome when they meet to issue their final votes on Dec. 19. For Clinton to challenge the federal election results, the recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan would have to prove that she won in these three swing states.
"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," Trump tweeted.
"I would have won even more easily and convincingly (but smaller states are forgotten)!" he added.
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