Trump tweets about voter fraud in Virginia; Dept. of Elections says claims are unfounded

Posted at 2:13 PM, Nov 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-28 14:13:21-05

Sunday evening, Donald Trump tweeted that there was voter fraud in Virginia during November’s presidential election.

Monday, the Virginia Department of Elections responded that the claims are unfounded. Commissioner Edgardo Cortes issued the following statement:

The claims of voter fraud in Virginia during the November 8 election are unfounded. Virginia’s election was well administered by our 133 professional local registrars, with help from hundreds of election officials and volunteers who worked to guarantee a good experience for eligible Virginia voters. The election was fair and all votes cast by eligible voters were accurately counted.

Trump also tweeted Sunday that millions of people voted illegally, costing him the popular vote but did not cite any evidence of widespread voter fraud.

Trump’s claims come on the heels of the Green Party filing for a recount of votes in Wisconsin. The recount could start this week and must be completed by December 13, according to federal law.