White House: 'There has been no evidence' to support Trump's voter-fraud claim

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White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Monday brushed off President-elect Donald Trump's claim of widespread voter fraud during an election he won.

"I think what I can say as an objective fact is that there has been no evidence produced to substantiate a claim like that," he said during a daily press briefing with reporters. "But for a reaction or an explanation, I would refer you to the president-elect's team."

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Hillary's debate answer on delay: "That is horrifying. That is not the way our democracy works. Been around for 240 years. We've had free --
during a general election. I, for one, am appalled that somebody that is the nominee of one of our two major parties would take that kind --
of position." Then, separately she stated, "He said something truly horrifying ... he refused to say that he would respect the results of --
this election. That is a direct threat to our democracy." She then said, "We have to accept the results and look to the future, Donald --
Trump is going to be our President. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead." So much time and money will be spent - same result! Sad

On Sunday, amid a tweetstorm over a recount effort that began in Wisconsin, Trump offered without any evidence a claim that "millions" voted illegally for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, saying he otherwise would have won the national popular vote. He also claimed there was widespread voter fraud in California, Virginia, and New Hampshire, another claim that was not backed up by any evidence.

Trump won the election by a wide margin in the Electoral College, securing the presidency, but he is trailing Clinton by more than two million votes nationwide.

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(Contenders) Treasury Secretary, pending Senate confirmation

Steven Mnuchin, former Goldman Sachs Group Inc executive and Trump's campaign finance chairman

Jeb Hensarling, US representative from Texas and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee

Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase & Co chief executive officer

Tom Barrack, founder and chairman of Colony Capital Inc

(Contenders) Secretary of State, pending Senate confirmation

Mitt Romney, 2012 Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts governor

Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York City

Nikki Haley, governor of South Carolina

John Bolton, former US ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush

Bob Corker, US senator from Tennessee and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Zalmay Khalilzad, former US ambassador to Iraq

(Contenders) Defense Secretary, pending Senate confirmation

Tom Cotton, US senator from Arkansas

Jon Kyl, former US senator from Arizona

Duncan Hunter, US representative from California and early Trump supporter, member of the House Armed Services Committee

Jim Talent, former US senator from Missouri who was on the Senate Armed Services Committee

Kelly Ayotte, outgoing US senator from New Hampshire and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee

Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis

(Contenders) Health and Human Services Secretary, pending Senate confirmation

Tom Price, US representative from Georgia who is an orthopedic surgeon

Rick Scott, Florida governor

Rich Bagger, former pharmaceutical executive and former top aide to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

Bobby Jindal, former Louisiana governor

(Contenders) Homeland Security Secretary, pending Senate confirmation

Michael McCaul, US representative from Texas and chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee

David Clarke, Milwaukee county sheriff and vocal Trump supporter

Joe Arpaio, outgoing Maricopa County, Arizona, sheriff who campaigned for Trump

(Contenders) Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, pending Senate confirmation

Jeff Holmstead, energy lawyer, former EPA official during George W. Bush administration

Mike Catanzaro, energy lobbyist, former EPA official during George W. Bush administration

Robert Grady, venture capitalist, partner in private equity firm Gryphon Investors

Leslie Rutledge, Arkansas attorney general

Carol Comer, commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management

(Contenders) Energy Secretary, pending Senate confirmation

Harold Hamm, Oklahoma oil and gas mogul, chief executive of Continental Resources Inc

Kevin Cramer, US Representative from North Dakota

Robert Grady, venture capitalist, partner in private equity firm Gryphon Investors

Larry Nichols, co-founder of Devon Energy Corp

James Connaughton, chief executive of Nautilus Data Technologies and a former environmental adviser to President George W. Bush

(Contenders) Interior Secretary, pending Senate confirmation

Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor, 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee

Jan Brewer, former Arizona governor

Forrest Lucas, founder of oil products company Lucas Oil

Harold Hamm, Oklahoma oil and gas mogul, chief executive of Continental Resources Inc

(Contenders) Commerce Secretary, pending Senate confirmation

Wilbur Ross, billionaire investor, chairman of Invesco Ltd subsidiary WL Ross & Co

Linda McMahon, former World Wrestling Entertainment executive and two-time Senate candidate

(Contenders) Director of National Intelligence, pending Senate confirmation

Ronald Burgess, retired lieutenant general and former Defense Intelligence Agency chief

Robert Cardillo, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Pete Hoekstra, former US representative from Michigan

(Contender) US Trade Representative, pending Senate confirmation

Dan DiMicco, former chief executive of steel producer Nucor Corp

(Contenders) Labor Secretary, pending Senate confirmation

Victoria Lipnic, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission commissioner and former Labor Department official during the George W. Bush administration

Andrew Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants

FILE - This Oct. 12, 2016, file photo, Republican Sen. Mike Lee, speaks with reporters after squaring off in a debate with Democratic challenger Misty Snow at Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah. In Utah's three other congressional districts, incumbent Republican Reps. Rob Bishop, Jason Chaffetz and Chris Stewart expected to successfully defend their seats from Democratic challengers, while Lee is expected to win his first re-election bid. Lee, is being challenged by Misty Snow, 31-year-old grocery store clerk running on a platform of progressive and millennial issues in hopes of becoming the first openly transgender woman elected in Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool, File)

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