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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)

Trump falsely claimed 'millions of people who voted illegally' cost him the popular vote


President-elect Donald Trump alleged Sunday night that he would have won the nation's popular vote if it weren't for the “millions of people who voted illegally" for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. 

Trump won the Electoral College with 290 votes as compared to Clinton's 232 and, therefore, will take office in January. Clinton, however, leads Trump in the popular vote by about two million, according to CNN

Trump went on a Twitter rant Sunday afternoon regarding the popular vote.

This is the first time Trump has alleged voter fraud and so far, the president-elect has not provided any evidence to validate his claims. 

Trump's Twitter rant comes as he continues to criticize former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein for filing for a vote recount in Wisconsin. Over the weekend, the Clinton campaign said it would participate in the Wisconsin recount. 

The president-elect's latest claim seems to contradict his tweets in the immediate aftermath of the election. 

In 2012, Trump tweeted: "The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy." 

But since his win, Trump seems to have changed his tune.

"The Electoral College is actually genius in that it brings all states, including the smaller ones, into play. Campaigning is much different!" he tweeted just days after the election. 

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