Trump: I Won The Popular Vote Without The ‘Millions Of People Who Voted Illegally’

Kerry Picket Political Reporter
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President elect-Donald Trump on Sunday took a shot at the election recounts of three key rust belt states called for by Green Party nominee Jill Stein. Now that Hillary Clinton and her campaign are on board with the recounts, Trump has become more vocal about the matter on social media.

“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 late Sunday afternoon.

Trump immediately tweeted thereafter, “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-“

Throughout Saturday, Trump took hits at both Stein and Clinton. In one particular tweet, Trump accused the Green Party of coordinating a “scam to fill up their coffers by asking for impossible recounts is now being joined by the badly defeated & demoralized Dems.”

In another tweet after that charge, Trump stated, “The Democrats, when they incorrectly thought they were going to win, asked that the election night tabulation be accepted. Not so anymore!”

Trump went on to say, “Hillary Clinton conceded the election when she called me just prior to the victory speech and after the results were in. Nothing will change.”

Trump also reminded his followers about Clinton’s previous remarks regarding how “horrifying” it would have been if Trump would not accept the results of the election if he lost.

Stein, however, defended the recount on Twitter and stated late Sunday afternoon, “Every candidate has the right to request a recount to ensure election integrity.” Stein also tweeted that, “Clinton + Trump: Want democracy? Adopt fail-safe voting procedures, so eligible voters can get back onto voter rolls and vote on that day.”

Unlike Wisconsin, as a candidate Stein cannot call for a recount in Pennsylvania without a court order, so she called on Pennsylvanians to file affidavits to call for recounts at their individual precincts

Earlier in the day, Stein stated on Twitter, “We are not “working with” Clinton. Our lawyers have made courtesy calls to the Clinton, Johnson + Trump campaigns” and called for “automatic mandatory recounts to verify every election result” as well as a national holiday for election day.

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