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Donald Trump falsely claimed Sunday that he won the popular vote, alleging in a tweet — without evidence — that "millions" of people had illegally voted for his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.
"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," Trump wrote, hours after he tweeted his opposition to a recount in Midwestern states initiated by the Green Party.
Election experts, who say election fraud is rare, immediately denounced Trump's claim.
"There's been no evidence produced of millions – or thousands – or even hundreds – of noncitizens voting for president in 2016," tweeted Rick Hasen, a professor of law and politics who writes for the Election Law Blog.
The source of Trump's claim appears to be a widely shared Nov. 14 article on the conspiracy site Infowars, which is famous for claiming the Sandy Hook mass shooting was a hoax.
Politifact investigated the illegal votes claim and rated it "false."