The Trump Fever is back to pre-election levels as the President-elect made a dubious claim that he got cheated when the popular votes came in. However, the billionaire businessman has failed to support his declaration.
Based on the recent figures, Democrat Hillary Clinton is ahead by more than two million ballots in the aggregate selection process.
It is likely that Donald Trump's baseless accusation may have been attributed to an online domain named Infowars which raised the possibility of about three million people casting their votes illicitly. Radio host Alex Jones is in the forefront of this intriguing scheme.
This is not the first time that such theory has emerged. Back in 2015, Jones has leaked out a conspiracy story that outgoing President Barack Obama will impose martial law in Texas with the presence of Special Forces. The talk show anchor has also instigated that the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012 is a hoax.
Considering Trump's appreciation for Jones radio work, the upcoming President's pronouncement is not entirely surprising.
To clarify matters, the PolitiFact group has started an investigation. It has been found that the Infowars site used a narrative that is non-existent. In addition, the domain has further bolstered its claim based on a person's baseless tweets.
The fact-finding organization has dug deeper to find evidence of suspicious voting methods. It appears that only 56 questionable cases have surfaced. The incident has occurred between 2000 and 2011.
Trump's attacks against popular voting will have no merit considering that the Electoral College will be presiding over the poll results. According to the Associated Press, the Republican candidate has 290 ballots which are 20 more than the threshold needed to win the 2016 US Presidential tussle.
The statistical lead is anticipated to stretch when certification of ballots gets underway in Michigan soon. Trump is ahead by more than 10,000 votes in the said state.
Following the Democrat's call for a recount, Trump has scrutinized the move on Twitter. He has cited illegal voting in Clinton-dominated territories of California, New Hampshire and Virginia.
According to Alex Padilla, California's Secretary of State, Trump's baseless claims are unbecoming of a President-elect.