Trail Guide TRANSITION TO TRUMP
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This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration. Here's what's happening:

Trump turns to an old standby — media bashing

 (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)
(Evan Vucci / Associated Press)

In a series of tweets on Monday, Donald Trump attacked a CNN reporter for failing to uncover evidence of a nonexistent problem. 

Trump has falsely claimed without evidence that "millions" of ballots were cast illegally, including some in California. Election officials here and in other states have rejected those allegations as baseless.

Although Trump won the election, he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton, a result he's tried to minimize. At one point Trump said he would have won the popular vote in addition to the electoral college had he campaigned differently. Given that an election based on the popular vote would have required a different campaign, that is also an unprovable claim. 

The CNN reporter, veteran journalist Jeff Zeleny, responded by asking Trump for evidence of his assertions. 

The Twitter tirade is more evidence that Trump isn't changing his tactics even though the campaign is over. 

Wisconsin is gearing up to perform a recount requested by Green Party nominee Jill Stein. There's little to no chance that the process will affect the results of the election in that state, where Trump won by about 22,000 votes. 

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