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Experts debunk Trump claim of vote fraud

Updated: Nov 29, 2016 12:48 IST

New York [United States], Nov.29 (ANI): Experts and elected officials have debunked U.S. president elect Donald Trump's claim that "millions" of Americans voted illegally on Election Day (November 8), as he criticized the Green Party for spearheading vote recount efforts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan.

Seventy-year-old Trump took to Twitter to indulge in his rant against those opposed to his election as president.

Over the weekend, he said he would have won the popular vote if it were not for "the millions of people who voted illegally."

However, no election observer believes there was widespread fraud and few expect recounts to change the outcome of the vote, which former secretary of state Clinton conceded to Trump on November 9.

Most, according to media reports here, have dismissed Trump's claims as totally unsubstantiated and warned that such reactions have the potential of setting a dangerous precedent of undermining trust in democracy or confidence in leadership.

Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who received 1.1 per cent of the vote in Wisconsin, has requested a recount in the state. Trump won 47.9 per cent and Clinton, the former secretary of state, won 46.9 per cent of the Wisconsin vote.

Clinton's campaign has said it would join the process and the dispute roils what is already been a rough transition period, with Trump in back-to-back meetings with people he is considering for cabinet. (ANI)