Responding to the recount efforts by Green Party candidate Jill Stein, President-elect Donald Trump pointed out that Hillary Clinton’s popular vote margin was inflated by millions of illegal votes.
President-elect Trump attributed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s 2 million-vote lead in the popular vote to illegal voters.
Trump’s comments on Sunday on Twitter come as Green Party Nominee Jill Stein requested a recount in Wisconsin, alleging reports of voting irregularities.
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
Serious voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire and California – so why isn’t the media reporting on this? Serious bias – big problem!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 28, 2016
Trump is being criticized for not providing proof of his claims for millions of illegal votes. Of course, no one is asking Jill Stein (or Hillary Clinton who is most likely cheering on the recount efforts) to document the so-called “irregularities” in voting driving this recount effort.
One theory currently making the rounds is the recount effort is designed to deny Trump enough Electoral Votes on December 19th to capture the Presidency and thus sending the election into the House of Representatives. There it is believed enough pressure can be mounted on members of Congress to deny Trump the Oval Office and give it to Hillary instead.