Days after winning the election but reportedly smarting from reports of his loss in the popular vote, Trump asserted that illegal immigrants were to blame.
“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,” Trump tweeted on November 26.
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump vote at PS 59 in New York, New York, November 8, 2016. Reuters/ Carlo Allegri
Almost a year later and with no evidence having been presented by the administration to support the claim, a special bipartisan commission set up to investigate the allegation has no plans to meet again this year.
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