Trump pushes conspiracy theory that ‘millions’ voted illegally for Clinton


From The Washington Post:

President-elect Donald Trump spent Sunday ridiculing Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign for joining a recount effort in Wisconsin, ending his day on Twitter by parroting a widely debunked conspiracy theory that her campaign benefited from massive voter fraud.

As his senior advisers engaged in an escalating feud over who the next secretary of state should be, Trump focused publicly on Clinton’s tally of 64 million votes — more than 2 million beyond what he garnered — by suggesting without evidence that millions of people illegally voted in the election.

“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 late Sunday, one of more than 10 tweets on the recount issue.

That accusation — spread by conspiracy sites such as ­ and discredited by fact-checking organizations — gained traction among some far-right conservatives disappointed that Trump lost the popular vote.

California mosques sent letters claiming Trump will do to Muslims ‘what Hitler did to the Jews’


I tuned out the news from Thursday to Sunday night. And it begins again:

Three mosques in California received letters in the past week warning that President-elect Donald Trump will do to Muslims what Adolf Hitler “did to the Jews,” according to a civil rights group.

The handwritten letter, addressed to “the children of Satan,” threatened that Trump will “cleanse America” — starting with Muslims. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said the letters arrived at mosques in San Jose, Long Beach and Pomona.