Citing a conservative group known for spreading false conspiracy theories, Donald Trump again claimed his 2016 electoral was “even bigger than thought” as he accused Google of “manipulating” votes in the last presidential election.
“Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election!” Trump tweeted. “This was put out by a Clinton supporter, not a Trump Supporter! Google should be sued. My victory was even bigger than thought!”
Trump tagged Judicial Watch, which has a long history of targeting Democrats via unsubstantiated lawsuits.
However, study after study, investigation after investigation, show that no tangible voter fraud has ever been found, let alone millions and millions of manipulated votes.
As has been well-documented, Hillary Clinton lost the electoral college to Trump 304 to 227. But, due to high population blue states like California and New York, he garnered nearly 3 million more votes than Trump.
My question is: if the election was rigged in Hillary’s favor by such powerful interests like Google and Russia (as Trump claims), why isn’t she president?
Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election! This was put out by a Clinton supporter, not a Trump Supporter! Google should be sued. My victory was even bigger than thought! @JudicialWatch
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2019
Even Hillary Clinton clapped back at the nonsense:
The debunked study you’re referring to was based on 21 undecided voters. For context that’s about half the number of people associated with your campaign who have been indicted. https://t.co/0zHnWvGjSv
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 19, 2019
When I was in my polling station I saw Google walking around pressing buttons on the voting machines. Wondered what he was doing there. 16M you say? So this Google dude manipulated over 1M votes an hour on election day. If he’s that fast you should hire him to count your lies.
— “CRAZY” Facts Do Matter (@WilDonnelly) August 19, 2019
This comes in a long string of allegations of election fraud by Trump.
Last week, at a New Hampshire rally, the Donald told his followers that voter fraud was to blame for his losing the Granite State’s four electoral votes in 2016. He told the crowd in Manchester, “It was taken away from us.”
And over the weekend, he insinuated to reporters in New Jersey that undocumented immigrants were to blame saying “many, many people voted that shouldn’t have been voted,” coming back repeatedly to “some people voted many times.”
But Ellen Weintraub, the chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission, quickly dispatched a letter to Trump calling for him “to provide any evidence” that could back up those statements.
“To put it in terms a former casino operator should understand: There comes a time when you need to lay your cards on the table or fold,” wrote Weintraub.
“Facts matter. And people of America need to be able to believe what their leaders tell them,” Weintraub said Monday.
He’ll never get over losing by 3 million votes, even with Russia’s help.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) August 19, 2019