Donald Trump used Twitter to make outrageous claims throughout his 2016 presidential campaign. If he keeps it up as president, he will turn Twitter into a state-media machine capable of quickly and widely spreading disinformation.
In the middle of a rant today about the Electoral College, Trump tweeted a preposterous claim: that millions of people voted illegally in the election he just won. Trump made false claim about illegal voting today in the middle of saying there should be no vote recount in Wisconsin.
Donald Trump tweets
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
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2016
Donald Trump: “I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally” https://t.co/ZTLYTfQL3L
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 27, 2016
There is no evidence that millions of people voted “illegally” in this election. Voter fraud is a myth at any meaningful scale.