White House: ‘No Evidence’ To Support Trump’s Illegal Voting Claims

AP

The White House on Monday said there was no evidence of widespread election fraud in response to President-elect Donald Trump’s claims that “millions” of illegal votes cost him the popular vote on Nov. 8.

Speaking to reporters Monday, White House press secretary Josh Earnest was asked about Donald Trump’s false claim this weekend that he would have won the popular vote in the presidential election “if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”

Earnest responded that he would “defer to the President-elect’s team for commentary on his tweets,” but that “as an objective fact, there has been no evidence produced to substantiate a claim like that.”

Trump provided no proof for his claim when he tweeted it, nor did transition team spokesman Jason Miller when he was asked about it in a call with reporters Monday.

Alex Jones’ conspiracy website Infowars, which Trump has praised in the past, published an article on Nov. 14 that echoed Trump’s allegations and cited an unsubstantiated claim from a single source.

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