The idea of a recount in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania is not going over well with the president-elect.
After spending most of Sunday morning and afternoon ranting on Twitter over the recounts, suggesting at one point that “millions of people voted illegally” on November 8, late in the evening he went off again.
This time, Trump singled out 3 states — all of which that he lost — and alleged that “serious voter fraud” took place in each of them, before going on to, in classic Trump-ian fashion, blame the media, asking “Why isn’t the media reporting on this?”
He wrote, as you can see below, “Serious voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire, and California – so why isn’t the media reporting on this? Serious bias – big problem!”
Serious voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire and California – so why isn't the media reporting on this? Serious bias – big problem!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 28, 2016
Yeah Trump, we know — you don’t like the media. After all, they report on what in the hell it is that you actually say.
This claim from Trump, however, has no apparent basis in reality whatsoever — none.
With Trump seemingly treating InfoWars as a legitimate news source, this lack of basis in reality for his latest claim isn’t exactly surprising.
He rambled on and on in similar fashion about supposed voter fraud in the weeks and months before Election Day, in a move viewed by many as an attempt at cushioning himself and his supporters ahead of an impending, crushing loss.
Election Day, however, came and went, and that loss never came — Trump won.
And yet, he still can’t shake his addiction to electoral conspiracy theories, and has now suggested that the election results in 3 additional states, not previously under scrutiny, are invalid.
It is worth noting that, were the worst case scenario for Trump to come true with him losing any of the 3 states being targeted by the Green Party’s Dr. Jill Stein — who is leading the recount efforts — the states Trump has singled out may represent a strategy to put himself in a position to fight back against the presidency slipping out of his hands.
It is also worth noting that Trump insisted ahead of Election Day that he could- and would– win California, although that, obviously, didn’t happen.
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