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
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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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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)