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Donald Trump Claims Millions of People Voted Illegally in the Election He Won

November 27, 2016

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President-elect Donald Trump stands outside the clubhouse at Trump International Golf Club on Nov. 20, 2016 in Bedminster Township, N.J. Photograph by Drew Angerer—Getty Images

President-elect Donald Trump falsely claimed he won the popular vote in the presidential election—if millions of so-called ‘illegal votes’ had not been counted.

“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,” he tweeted on Sunday.

There is no evidence that millions voted illegally.

Tallies of the popular vote show that Hillary Clinton beat Trump by more than 2 million votes, though Trump won more Electoral College vote and therefor the presidency.

“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,” Trump wrote. “I would have won even more easily and convincingly (but smaller states are forgotten)!”