November 28, 2016 / 6:34 PM / a year ago

White House: No evidence has emerged about U.S. voting fraud

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There has been no evidence of widespread election fraud in the Nov. 8 presidential contest, the White House said on Monday in reaction to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s tweet over the weekend alleging millions of illegal votes and fraud in three states.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest, speaking to reporters at a daily briefing, deferred comments on Trump’s specific tweets to the president-elect’s team, but added: “What I can say, as an objective fact, is that there has been no evidence produced to substantiate a claim like that.”

Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Chris Reese

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