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Trump continues to insist voter fraud robbed him of popular vote

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President Trump reportedly said Monday evening that he only lost the popular vote because of voter fraud during a meeting with congressional leaders at the White House.

{mosads}Trump reiterated his claim of widespread voter fraud during the meeting according to Politico, which was universally described as a “social gathering” on Trump’s first full workday as president.

“I didn’t pay a lot of attention to it,” Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) told Politico. “I was ready to move on to some policy issues. I didn’t anticipate that discussion.”

Trump has continued to repeat the false claim since his November victory over 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,” he tweeted on Nov. 27.

According to final election results from all 50 states, Clinton won the popular vote by nearly 2.9 million votes. The final tally stood at 65,844,954 votes, or 48.2 percent, for Clinton compared to 62,979,879 votes, or 46.1 percent, for Trump.

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