Millions voted illegally in Presidential polls, says Donald Trump
US President-elect Donald Trump said on Sunday on Twitter that “nothing will change” as a result of the campaign to recount the votes cast in three states in the November 8 presidential election.
“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,” Trump tweeted. He, however, did not elaborate about what he meant by “people who voted illegally”.
His comments came after the camp of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton said it would support a vote recount in Wisconsin initiated by a Green Party candidate.
“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. I would have won even more easily and convincingly,” Mr. Trump said in another tweet.
Speaking Sunday on Fox News, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, who will be Mr. Trump’s chief of staff, criticized Mrs. Clinton’s campaign for joining the effort.
“It is a total and complete hypocritical joke that the group of people that thought that they were nervous about President-elect Trump not conceding are the people that are conducting recounts in states where we won by over 68,000 votes,” Mr. Priebus said. “I think the American people know this is a waste of everyone’s time and money.”
Earlier on Sunday, the president-elect reminded his Democratic rival that she had already admitted defeat, and published remarks from the presidential debates in which she had urged an acceptance of the poll results.