Sorry, folks. President-elect Donald Trump has not handed over his Twitter account yet.
And only months away from being sworn into office as the next Head of State, Trump is back at it again on his social platform ranting away about the Electoral College. In his latest temper tantrum on Sunday, the Republican accused millions of people of voting illegally, attributing that to the reason why he lost the popular vote.
Although Trump's rant was no more than four, bulky tweets, each message packed a mean punch. In just his first tweet alone, Trump managed to discredit his opponent Hillary Clinton of winning the popular vote and call out individuals living in the country illegally (again). "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," he tweeted.
He followed by explaining why he could have nabbed the popular vote if he wanted to do. "It would have been much easier for me to win the so-called popular vote than the Electoral College in that I would only campaign in three or four states instead of the 15 states that I visited," he said in a two-part tweet. "I would have won even more easily and convincingly (but smaller states are forgotten)!" A couple of hours later, Trump hit Twitter again, alleging that there was "serious voter fraud" in Virginia, New Hampshire and California.
As many of Trump's rants, his claims are reportedly unfounded and supposedly stem from anti-vote fraud app VoteStand founder Gregg Phillips who tweeted on Nov. 13 that more than three million votes were cast by non-U.S. citizens. According to Phillips, he has partnered with True The Vote, a nonpartisan voter rights organization to take legal action against the millions of illegal voters. Despite his allegations, the claims have not been confirmed.
According to reports, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by nearly 630,000 votes. But under Trump's claims and Phillips' "verified" information, if all three million of the ballots cast by illegal voters were deducted, it is likely that Trump would have won both the popular vote and the Electoral College.
Not sure how accurate that may be, but a recount could get to the bottom of it once and for all. Green Party candidate Jill Stein has reportedly been raising millions in an effort to get a recount in several key states. Clinton's campaign announced on Saturday that they would join Stein in pushing for a recount in Wisconsin, as previously reported.
Trump also hopped on Twitter following the news of a possible recount, blasting the Green Party and "demoralized" Democrats for banding against him. He also dismissed their efforts, saying the election is over and "nothing will change."