Trump Lashes Out at Election Recount Efforts of Jill Stein

The president-elect tweeted that he would have won the popular vote "if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally."
2:22 | 11/27/16

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Transcript for Trump Lashes Out at Election Recount Efforts of Jill Stein
The move to conduct recounts back in the U.S. In several battleground states. Jill stein raising more than $6 million now. And Hillary Clinton's campaign saying they will participate in the process. As she nears the 2 million mark in the popular vote. President-elect trump is blasting this move on Twitter. Tom llamas tonight. Reporter: Tonight, president-elect trump, who won in the electoral college but trails Hillary Clinton by nearly 2 million in the popular vote, sending this stunning tweet. "I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally." A baseless claim, and trump providing no proof. It comes as he rails against the rust belt recount. Green party candidate Jill stein forcing a recount in Wisconsin. And now Hillary Clinton's campaign joining the effort, which could expand to Michigan and Pennsylvania. Clinton lost those three states by just over 100,000 votes. It's unlikely a recount would change that. Trump himself spent months warning the election would be tainted. It's a rigged election. Believe me. And we know it's a rigged system. 1.8 million dead people are registered to vote. Reporter: Now it's Clinton's lawyer who says the campaign has been bombarded with supporters, quote, "Urging us to do something, anything, to investigate claims that the election results were hacked." Team Clinton says it's joining the recount "To ensure the process proceeds in a manner that is fair to all sides." But they concede their own investigators have not uncovered any actionable evidence of hacking or outside attempts to alter the voting technology. Trump says Clinton should stand by her own words. We must accept this result and then look to the future. Donald Trump is going to be our president. Reporter: He calls the recount effort a "Green party scam to fill up their coffers." Adding, "So much time and money will be spent, same result. Sad." And David, Donald Trump also focused on building his cabinet. The big battle, Romney versus Giuliani for the secretary of state spot. We well -- kellyanne Conway saying Romney went out of his way to hurt trump during the primary

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