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AS WE REPORTED IN OUR LAST SHOW, THE ELECTION DRAMA CERTAINLY DIDN’T END; ON ELECTION NIGHT!
NOW, YOU MAY HAVE HEARD THE TERM 'SORE LOSER' - WHEN SOMEONE IS ANGRY ABOUT NOT WINNING A COMPETITION.
BUT HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF A 'SORE WINNER'?
PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP IS MAKING ALLEGATIONS THAT HE DID 'NOT' END THE ELECTION SEASON WITH FEWER VOTES THAN DEMOCRAT HILLARY CLINTON.... AND THAT'S MAKING LOTS OF OTHER PEOPLE ANGRY AS WELL.
JEFF ZELENESE REPORTS.
DONALD TRUMP IS SHOWING SIGNS TONIGHT OF BEING A SORE WINNER. THE PRESIDENT-ELECT IS SUGGESTING -- WITH ZERO EVIDENCE EVIDENCE TO BACK UP HIS CLAIM -- THAT *HE* WON THE POPULAR VOTE AND HE'S A VICTIM OF WIDESPREAD ELECTION FRAUD. "IN ADDITION TO WINNING THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE IN A LANDSLIDE," TRUMP WROTE ON TWITTER, "I WON THE POPULAR VOTE. IF YOU DEDUCT THE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO VOTED ILLEGALLY." AFTER REPEATEDLY RAILING AGAINST THE SYSTEM ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL. Donald Trump, President-elect: "It is a rigged system. Be careful with the voting, be careful with everything. You watch everything, folks." HE'S NOW THROWING OUT BLATANT - AND BASELESS - ALLEGATIONS ON TWITTER: "SERIOUS VOTER FRAUD IN VIRGINIA, NEW HAMPSHIRE AND CALIFORNIA - SO WHY ISN'T THE MEDIA REPORTING ON THIS? SERIOUS BIAS - BIG PROBLEM!" ELECTION OFFICIALS IN ALL THREE STATES SAY TRUMP'S CHARGES ARE FLAT-OUT WRONG. TRUMP TRANSITION OFFICIALS HAVE NOT OFFERED ANY HARD EVIDENCE TO BACK UP TRUMP'S STAGGERING CLAIMS OF FRAUD. HILLARY CLINTON'S LEAD IN THE POPULAR VOTE HAS CLIMBED TO OVER 2 MILLION. Natsot: campaign rally DESPITE CHARGING THAT MILLIONS OF FRAUDULENT VOTES WERE CAST NATIONWIDE, TRUMP IS ACTUALLY CRYING FOUL OVER THE RECOUNT GETTING UNDER WAY IN WISCONSIN.
THE WISCONSIN ELECTIONS COMMISSION SAID TODAY IT WOULD START COUNTING NEARLY 3 MILLION BALLOTS AGAIN -- AT THE REQUEST OF GREEN PARTY CANDIDATE JILL STEIN. SHE'S PLEDGING TO FOOT THE TAB IN WISCONSIN EVEN AS SHE PUSHES FOR RECOUNTS IN MICHIGAN AND PENNSYLVANIA. TRUMP SWEPT THE THREE RUST BELT STATES, TURNING THEM RED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MORE THAN TWO DECADES. A RECOUNT IS HIGHLY UNLIKELY TO CHANGE THE OUTCOME. Michael Haas, Wisconsin Elections Board Administrator: "This is certainly not Bush v Gore." TRUMP -- WHO WON WISCONSIN BY 22,000 VOTES -- CALLED THE WISCONSIN RECOUNT A 'SCAM.' MARK THOMSEN - LEADER OF THE BIPARTISAN WISCONSIN ELECTION COMMISSION -- BLASTED TRUMP FOR PEDDLING WHAT HE CALLED A CONSPIRACY THEORY. Mark Thomsen, Wisconsin Elections Board Chairman: "To say it's not fair, that people are counting illegal votes, from my vantage point, is an insult to people that run our elections." THE CLINTON CAMPAIGN SAYS THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF WRONGDOING, BUT STILL PLANS TO OBSERVE THE WISCONSIN RECOUNT. MARC ELIAS, CLINTON'S TOP LAWYER, RESPONDED ON TWITTER: "WE ARE GETTING ATTACKED FOR PARTICIPATING IN A RECOUNT THAT WE DIDN'T ASK FOR BY THE MAN WHO WON ELECTION BUT THINKS THERE WAS MASSIVE FRAUD." Jeff Zeleny, Washington:
"Now, Hillary Clinton has not yet commented on those allegations of fraud by Donald Trump, but her running mate, Senator Tim Kaine, has. He is from Virginia, one of those states had serious voter fraud. Kaine called Trump's comments shameful and insult to voters. As for the recount in Wisconsin, the state election board said it would cost $3.5 million, more than three times the original estimate. Jill Stein has until Tuesday evening to write that check.
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