Trump Continues to Insist Voter Fraud Robbed Him of Popular Vote
President Trump argued on Monday that he lost the popular vote due to widespread voter fraud.
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
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2016
The Hill reports:
Trump reiterated his claim of widespread voter fraud during the meeting according to Politico, which was universally described as a “social gathering” on Trump’s first full workday as president.
“I didn’t pay a lot of attention to it,” Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) told Politico. “I was ready to move on to some policy issues. I didn’t anticipate that discussion.”
Trump has continued to repeat the false claim since his November victory over Hillary Clinton.
“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 on Nov. 27.
According to final election results from all 50 states, Clinton won the popular vote by nearly 2.9 million votes, the final tally at 65,844,954 votes or 48.2 percent for Clinton, to 62,979,879 votes, or 46.1 percent, for Trump.
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