Donald Trump decries recount, says ‘millions’ voted illegally
President-elect Donald Trump criticized Hillary Clinton campaign heading for a recount in Wisconsin and called it a waste of time.
Asserting that he would have won even the US popular vote if not were for the “millions of illegal” ballots, Trump in a series of tweets said that Clinton needed to respect the electoral process.
With Clinton winning far more popular votes, the recount threatens to revive debate about the legitimacy of Trump’s win.
Trump further said, “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.”
Ahead of the US elections, Trump had warned that the result might be “rigged,” but post his unexpected win there was no such complaint from him.