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Popular Vote Illegal Claims Trump – Clinton Team Fires Back

Donald Trump singing his own praise claiming that he “won the popular votes if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally,” was vehemently countered by Mark Elias, Hillary Clinton’s campaign lawyer , “we are getting attacked for participating in a recount that we didn’t ask for by the man who won [the] election but thinks there was massive fraud.”

Trump has been relentless in ridiculing Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign ever since their call to join the recount effort in Wisconsin initiated by Green Party’s Jill Stein.

“Winning the electoral college won him the presidency, so Trump’s excuses on why he lost the popular vote by millions are just small and sad,” was the tweeted response to Trump’s boast by Christina Reynolds, who was the Clinton campaign’s deputy communications director.

President-elect Donald Trump appears to be highly perturbed as a movement to recount votes in four key states is gaining momentum. Green Party nominee Jill Stein has initiated the effort and has been instrumental in raising more than $6 million to cover the filing fees and lawyer expenses to oversee and monitor the recount process.

Although the Hillary Clinton camp, had initially abstained from joining Stein’s initiative, they later agreed to participate because of Hillary’s voters’ pressure to be part of the recount campaign.

As Stein’s fundraising for the recount picked up momentum, Trump resorted to Twitter, belittling Stein and her endeavor for the recount. Not only that, he went on a tweeting spree all through Sunday hinting at conspiracy theories. One of almost a dozen tweets on the subject read, “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.”

According to Politico, “The remnants of Hillary Clinton’s campaign roared to life on Sunday, their Twitter feeds boiling over in frustration as President-elect Donald Trump falsely claimed that ‘millions’ of illegal immigrants had tipped the popular vote in her favor.”

“Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Sunday it is time to re-examine the Electoral College after Democrat Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the electoral vote to President-elect Donald Trump.”

Here are some popular and related tweets for your perusal:

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Jill Stein’s Vote Recount Effort Enrages Donald Trump – ‘Nothing Will Change’

 

 

 

Green Party’s Jill Stein’s statement on Wednesday about filing for vote recounts in the states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania – followed up by Hillary Clinton’s announcement on Saturday about joining the recount efforts in Wisconsin (albeit with no expectations of a different outcome) – triggered a barrage of tweets from the President-elect Donald Trump, which clearly reflected his disgust and anger at such displays of “hypocrisy.” However, the actual filing of Wisconsin recount was done on Friday by Green Party’s Jill Stein

In a Medium post, lawyer Marc Elias said that the Clinton campaign had received “hundreds of messages, emails, and calls urging us to do something, anything, to investigate claims that the election results were hacked and altered in a way to disadvantage Secretary Clinton,” especially in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, where the “combined margin of victory for Donald Trump was merely 107,000 votes.”

Elias clarified by saying, “not uncovered any actionable evidence of hacking or outside attempts to alter the voting technology.” It was the margin with which Trump won, and the supposed foreign interference that elicited such alarm. Elias said Clinton officials had “quietly taken a number of steps in the last two weeks to rule in or out any possibility of outside interference in the vote tally in these critical battleground states.”

Since the election results, it is reported, that Clinton’s election campaign has had its apprehensions about the election results and has been looking into the possibilities of any “outside interference” in the direction the election went. It was confirmed by Clinton-campaign attorney, on Saturday that the campaign would participate in the Stein initiated recount in the state of Wisconsin.

President-elect Trump’s seething anger and incredulity is rather evident from his tweets following the recount noises resonating among the Democrats, especially the announcement by the Clinton Camp about joining the recount call in Wisconsin. According to one report, Trump “unleashed a tweetstorm” Sunday morning in response to the recount advocacy by Democrats.

In reality, he had already started his tweeting on the recount proposal late on Saturday, calling it a “scam” by the Green Party to “fill up their coffers” – He did not spare the Democrats in joining in the effort, either. Early on Sunday, Trump, relentlessly resumed his condemnation, saying that Clinton had conceded defeat in her call to Trump before his victory speech. He said, “Nothing was going the change. “

Some of the tweets below, pertaining to the recount, Enjoy!

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
Hillary Clinton conceded the election when she called me just prior to the victory speech and after the results were in. Nothing will change

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
Hillary’s debate answer on delay: “That is horrifying. That is not the way our democracy works. Been around for 240 years. We’ve had free —

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
and fair elections. We’ve accepted the outcomes when we may not have liked them, and that is what must be expected of anyone standing on a –

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
during a general election. I, for one, am appalled that somebody that is the nominee of one of our two major parties would take that kind —

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
of position.” Then, separately she stated, “He said something truly horrifying … he refused to say that he would respect the results of —

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
this election. That is a direct threat to our democracy.” She then said, “We have to accept the results and look to the future, Donald —

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
Trump is going to be our President. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead.” So much time and money will be spent – same result! Sad