VP-elect Mike Pence Defends Trump's Unsubstantiated Claim of 'Millions' of Illegal Votes

ABC News' George Stephanopoulos goes one-on-one with Vice President-elect Mike Pence.
2:58 | 12/04/16

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Transcript for VP-elect Mike Pence Defends Trump's Unsubstantiated Claim of 'Millions' of Illegal Votes
They say at present electoral district quite active on Twitter including this week into the beginning of this week that we which I want to show. Right now but the popular vote he said 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 then that claim is groundless there's no evidence to back it up into responsible for present elect to make false statements like that. Well I look at I think getting four years ago the Pew Research Center found that there were. Millions of inaccurate voter registrations are giving other of this study is that it is not any evidence about what happened in this election and any evidence of voter fraud bank I think what. You know what is what what is historic here is that. Our president elect 130 of fifty states he won more counties than any candidate on our side. Since Ronald Reagan and and the fact that some partisans who are frustrated with the outcome of the election and disappointed with the outcome of the election are pointing. To the popular vote Ike and I can assure you if this had been about the popular vote. Donald Trump and I've been campaigning a whole lot more in Illinois California and new York and no one is questioning a victory certainly I'm not pushing victory I'm asking just. About the tweet which I wanna say that he said. He would've won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally that statement is false why is responsible to make it. Well I think that eggs the president elect just wants call. To called attention the fact that that that there has been evidence over over many years of house nominee for head and end and expressing that reality Pew Research Center found. Evidence of that four years ago is certainly think certainly his right but. You know there is his right to make false statements well it's it's his right to express his opinion has prison elect the United States I think one of the things is for fresh. About our president elect. And the in this one of the reasons why I think he made such an incredible connection. Who with people all across this country is because he. He tells you what's on his mind the white is so precious Arctic false statements well look dirty side I don't know that that is a false statement Georgia neither do use the simple fact is that there there's no evidence there is there is evidence historic evidence from the Pew Research Center. Of of a voter fraud the second place we're we're in the process of investigating. Irregularities in the state of Indian there were leading up to this election that's. The fact that voter fraud exists is. Which can use their god and is they have facts in this country provide any evidence to back up that state well but look I think he's expressed his opinion on that these were he's entitled to express his opinion on that and I think the American people I think the American people find it very refreshing that they have a a president who will tell them. What's on his mind and I think I think that connect connection that he made the course whether it's sure not reflective of that from the gonna tell what. He's gonna say what he believes to be true man and I'd and I know that he's always gonna speak speak in that way as president.

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