There were “serious voter fraud” issues in three US states — Virginia, New Hampshire and California — during the election, but the mainstream American media ignored it, President-elect Donald Trump has said.
In the run-up to the November 8 election, Trump repeatedly accused the media of bias for not covering “a large-scale voter fraud” underway during early voting across the country. In addition, he called the election process rigged, and said the media was colluding with Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in order to beat him.
On Sunday night, Trump tweeted that there were “serious voter fraud” issues “in Virginia, New Hampshire and California – so why isn’t the media reporting on this? Serious bias – big problem!”
Trump’s tweet was in response to the widespread coverage given to Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s request she filed for a recount of votes in Wisconsin. Stein also planned to formally file for recounts with authorities in Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Clinton narrowly lost these three states to Trump. If Clinton had won all of these states’ 46 Electoral College votes, it would have been enough for her to win the White House.
The Clinton campaign announced on Sunday that it will be participating in the vote recount o in the battleground state of Wisconsin.
In response, Trump said the Green Party-launched recount in Wisconsin, along with efforts in Michigan and Pennsylvania, will not change the results of the election.
He also claimed in a Twitter message on Sunday afternoon that “millions of people” voted illegally and said he would have won the popular vote if those “illegal” votes were discounted.
Stein raised more than $5 million in two days to file for recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, while her campaign could only raise $3.5 million for the November 8 presidential election.
Stein’s push for recounts comes as a growing number of academics and computer scientists, as well as election lawyers, believe foreign hackers could have modified vote totals.
The experts say that analysis of electronic voting machines in the states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania suggests that results may have been manipulated or hacked in some counties.
However, according to some political analysts, Stein is acting on behalf of those people who wanted Clinton to win the White House instead of Trump.
Jewish billionaire George Soros is behind the recount push, Mark Dankof, a former US Senate candidate, told Press TV on Friday.
Dankof said it is very clear that when Jill Stein cannot suddenly raise this kind of money.
Soros has been accused by Trump supporters of using his money to organize widespread protests against the president-elect ever since his election victory on November 8.