Trump won presidency but lost popular vote

Hillary Clinton leaves after speaking at the Children's Defense Fund Beat the Odds Celebration at the Newseum in Washington on Nov. 16. It was her first speech since losing the presidential election

Trump won presidency but lost popular vote

Stein, who won about 1 percent of the national vote, has said she wants a recount to guarantee the integrity of the US voting system, a push that came after some experts raised the possibility that hacks could have affected the results. A senior administration official told ABC News Saturday there did not appear to be any malicious activity related to the vote count and remained confident regarding the overall assessment of the election's integrity. Donald Trump leads the Electoral College count.

Trump has derided the fundraising effort by Stein to launch recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania as a "scam".

Stein's Wisconsin recount request included an affidavit from University of MI computer scientist J. Alex Halderman stating that a hand recount is the only way to determine whether there could have been a cyberattack that affected the results. Elias said they would "participate" in the recount without specifying exactly what that may entail.

Still, Clinton's campaign was joining a recount led by Green Party candidate Jill Stein in up to three states.

Trump narrowly won Wisconsin and Pennsylvania and, as of last Wednesday, held a lead of nearly 11,000 votes in MI, with the results awaiting state certification Monday.

The state's recount policy is to count every ballot by hand. There's more wrangling to come, though, on the final vote count for this oh-so-contentious campaign. The Clinton campaign's involvement also signals that the Republicans may likely become involved in the legal fights surrounding the recounts in each state.

There is no evidence that voter results were hacked or that electronic voting machines were compromised.

In none of the tweets did Trump point to any evidence of voter fraud to account for his claim, and no evidence of his assertion has emerged since the election.

Only if the results were overturned in all three states would Clinton have a claim on the presidency, and that is widely considered to be out of the question.

The campaign took these messages seriously, especially after it viewed itself as under unprecedented attack by the Russian government. In some states, the news agency also collected votes from secretaries of state or state election boards. "These have included analysts both from within the campaign and outside, with backgrounds in politics, technology and academia".

"We have examined the laws and practices as they pertain to recounts, contests and audits". The corrections were made during the regular post-election canvass of the election-night vote.

Trump's victory in the northern state gives the Republican Trump 306 electoral votes to Clinton's 232. The recounts are not expected to change the results of the election.

"For instance, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania conduct post-election audits using a sampling of precincts".

But he and other state Republicans say the state's laws could be tighter.

Clinton lawyer Marc Elias said the campaign has seen "no actionable evidence" of voting anomalies. "As a result, we believe our elections were free and fair, from a cybersecurity perspective". Trump, who spent months saying the election was "rigged" unless he won, now says that "the people have spoken and the election is over" and "we must accept this result and then look to the future". "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 inaccurately claimed in a tweet, alleging - without any factual basis to make the claim - that millions of people voted for Hillary Clinton illegally.

Trump also slammed Stein and the Green Party, saying the recount effort was a self-enrichment scheme.

US President-elect Donald Trump is facing a new challenge from Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Trump alleged that three states, including Virginia, saw "serious voter fraud".

That accusation - spread by conspiracy sites such as and discredited by fact-checking organizations - gained traction among some far-right conservatives disappointed that Trump lost the popular vote. In Pennsylvania, it is 68,000 votes. In Michigan, it is 11,000 votes.

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