Experts, officials trash Trump claim of mass fraud
Experts and elected officials on both sides of the political aisle dismissed Donald Trump’s claim that “millions” of Americans voted illegally on the Election Day, as efforts expanded to organise recounts in swing states.
The Republican billionaire’s victory on November 8 saw him clinch the crucial Electoral College count, which determines the presidency, but lose the popular vote to rival Hillary Clinton by more than two million ballots.
The 70-year-old tycoon, who has never held an elected office, took to Twitter to indulge in one of his customary tweet storms.
On Sunday, before returning to New York to resume interviews with potential Cabinet appointees, he claimed that he would have won the popular vote if it were not for “the millions of people who voted illegally.” “Serious voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire and California – so why isn’t the media reporting on this? Serious bias – big problem!” he tweeted.