US President Donald Trump has said that he will order a “major investigation” into voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election.
“I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and….even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time),” Trump tweeted on Wednesday.
“Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!” added Trump, who claimed in an earlier statement that he would have won the popular vote if it were not for the millions of “illegal” immigrants who voted for his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.
The Republican billionaire, who was inaugurated on Friday as 45th president of the US, scored about 3 million votes less than Clinton in their November 8 face-off. However, he was able to seal the victory by winning the Electoral College vote, 304-227.
In the run-up to the presidential election, Trump repeatedly accused…