President-elect Donald Trump had a lot of negative things to say on Twitter about the vote recount taking place in Wisconsin. To sum up his opinion about the recount in one word, he called it a “scam.” The recount isn’t likely going to change the outcome of the election, but many believe it is important to find out whether any hacking took place with the electronic voting machines that were used in Wisconsin.
Another reason why liberals are requesting a recount is because the election was so close in many of these battleground states. Furthermore, Hillary Clinton is now beating Donald Trump in the popular vote by more than 2 million votes. Trump claimed that he only campaigned in the battleground states because it was crucial for winning the Electoral College votes. If it had been a popular vote election, Trump claimed he would have campaigned differently and then won the election in that scenario.
On Sunday, Trump vamped up his allegations and theories by saying that millions of people voted for Hillary Clinton illegally. Here is what he wrote on Twitter about this: “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.”
Despite Trump winning the presidential election, he is still alleging that voter fraud took place even though there is no evidence which shows widespread fraud happening anywhere. Perhaps, Trump got this idea from reading fake news stories that were published on various conspiracy theory websites on the internet.
Trump tried to get more specific by tweeting: “Serious voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire, and California – so why isn’t the media reporting on this? Serious bias – big problem!” Of course, these just happened to be the states in which Trump lost. Two of these states he lost by very narrow margins. Does Trump really believe there was fraud? Who knows.