President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday stepped up his criticism of an effort to recount votes in Wisconsin and possibly Michigan and Pennsylvania — all states that Trump narrowly won — saying via Twitter that he won the Electoral College “in a landslide” and would have beaten Democrat Hillary Clinton in the popular vote, too, “if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.” He did not cite any evidence to support his claim of voter fraud. Trump also said he could have easily won the “so-called popular vote” if he had campaigned more in certain states, rather than focusing on areas where he could pick up electoral votes. Election tallies give Trump a decisive victory in the Electoral College, but show Clinton ahead of him by about 2 million in the popular vote.
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
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2016