President elect Donald Trump, who defeated Hillary Clinton by winning the Electoral College in the election earlier this month, claims he would’ve beaten her in the popular vote, too, if not for “the millions of people who voted illegally.”
“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 Sunday afternoon.
Trump’s clinched his stunning victory over Clinton by amassing more than the 270 electoral votes needed to win. He won 290 to Clinton’s 232, with Michigan and its 16 electoral votes still too close to call. But Clinton is on track to win the national popular vote by more than 2.5 million, a loss that Trump appears to find hard to swallow.
There is no evidence to indicate that there were millions of people who voted illegally in the Nov. 8 election.