Donald Trump is clearly peeved he didn’t win the popular vote, to judge by his recent tweet accusing three states of voter fraud. It’s probably the spectre of a recount that drives the victorious Trump to double down on his fraud/rigged election accusations. Already more than 81,000 Twitter users “hearted” Trump’s claim. Without citing evidence Trump wrote “Serious voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire and California – so why isn’t the media reporting on this? Serious bias – big problem!” Given what’s on Trump’s plate as President-elect, many have called into question his priorities — even if such claims had merit. Representatives from all three states have called the claims baseless. But Trump’s style has certainly remained consistent — right down to the exclamation points.
Serious voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire and California – so why isn’t the media reporting on this? Serious bias – big problem!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 28, 2016
Lots of people from the other side of the aisle agree with Trump that the voting didn’t go as it should have, but those like former Democratic presidential candidate and Maryland governor Martin O’Malley says the discrimination isn’t the way Trump sees it. Instead O’Malley asserts that the “real issues with voter fraud are discriminatory Voter ID laws and illegal vote suppression tactics”:
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— Martin O’Malley (@MartinOMalley) November 28, 2016