Usually, the burden of proof for an outlandish claim rests on the person making the assertion. But Donald J. Trump is a master of making big claims, challenging others to disprove them and benefiting from the debate.
On Sunday, he alleged that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote because of millions of illegal votes, presumably many of them cast in California, which is still counting votes and which is providing her with much of her two-million-plus-vote advantage. He said there was “serious voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire and California.”
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
Mr. Trump has offered no evidence for this statement. That’s because there isn’t any. CONT.
Nate Cohn, New York Times