Donald Trump is doubling down on his claim that voter fraud perpetrated by millions of undocumented immigrants gave Hillary Clinton the edge in the popular vote — and he’s retweeting random people on Twitter to do it.
There is absolutely no evidence for Trump’s claim, according to Electionland, a special project run by ProPublica, Google News Lab, WNYC and other organizations.
CNN’s Jeff Zeleny said as much Monday, calling Trump a “sore winner” with “zero evidence” to back up his assertion.
The president-elect did not take kindly to Zeleny’s report, retweeting angry messages from his own supporters. Read more…
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It’s hard to say where, exactly, some of his thoughts are coming from. But one thing is for sure: Donald Trump is lying to himself and to the American public in an extremely dangerous move for an incoming American president.
Hours after venting steam on Twitter at the recount efforts of Jill Stein, Trump dropped this false and baseless tweet:
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
As Buzzfeed notes, the most direct source of this completely untrue claim is — drumroll, please — a story in Info Wars. And that story itself is based on the tweets of a random person on Twitter with no reputable background of reporting and who refuses to share any data. Read more…
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