Huckabee: 'I have no evidence' of Trump's voter fraud claim
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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Tuesday said he hasn't seen any evidence to support President Trump's claim of widespread voter fraud.

"I have no evidence whatsoever, and I don't know that anyone does, that there were that many illegal people who voted, and frankly it doesn't matter," Huckabee, a longtime Trump backer, told Fox Business.

"He's the president, and whether 20 million people voted, it doesn't matter anymore. He's the president, and I'm not sure why he brought it up."

Trump told congressional leaders at a reception at the White House that he would have won the popular vote if not for millions of illegal votes, sources told The Hill on Monday.

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He said between 3 million and 5 million illegal votes resulted in him losing the popular vote.

Democrat Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonState cites 38 people for violations in Clinton email review Trump campaign to hold rallies in Mississippi, Kentucky Biden struggles to reverse fall MORE won the popular vote by more than 2.8 million votes, but Trump won the Electoral College.

The president made similar claims in tweets he posted after his victory.

"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 after Election Day.

During the presidential campaign, Trump frequently charged that the election was rigged and alleged widespread voter fraud.