TRUMP CLAIMS ‘MILLIONS VOTED ILLEGALLY’ FOR CLINTON
Despite his victory in the presidential election, Donald Trump continues to complain that the voting system was rigged against him.
The president-elect tweeted Sunday that “millions of people who voted illegally” allowed Hillary Clinton to win the popular vote by a margin of more than 2 million. According to multiple news sources, there is no evidence to support the claim.
The Huffington Post called Trump’s allegation “a lie” that began on Infowars, which is known for promoting conspiracy theories. The right-wing website erroneously reported that “three million votes in the U.S. presidential election were cast by illegal aliens,” even though only citizens who are registered to vote may participate in elections.
Trump apparently was trying to counter a recount campaign organized by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, who suggests someone may have hacked voting machines in key states. She raised enough money to force a recount in Wisconsin, which Trump won by a narrow margin. The president-elect criticized Clinton for supporting the effort after she pledged to accept the outcome of the election.
The Nov. 8 election was just the fourth time in the nation’s history that the candidate who got the most individual votes failed to come out on top in the Electoral College competition. The last time it happened was in 2000, when the Supreme Court halted a recount in Florida and awarded the presidency to George W. Bush. Al Gore accepted the decision, although many of his supporters never did.
Source: The Huffington Post