President-elect Donald Trump now claims to have won the popular vote, citing no evidence

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There are plenty of sore losers in the world, but it takes a special type of person to be a sore winner.

President-elect Donald Trump has claimed to have won the popular vote in the US presidential election, citing no evidence.

Trump won the 8 November presidential election based on the Electoral College.

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Trump said on Twitter if the so-called illegal votes were excluded from the totals, he would have won the popular vote.

Democrat Hillary Clinton is leading the popular vote by a margin of 2.2m, according to a tally by the non-partisan Cook Political Report.

Clinton had 64.65m votes compared with Trump's 62.41m at the time of Trump's tweet.

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Clinton's campaign will take part in a recount of votes in Wisconsin as requested by Green Party leader Jill Stein. Following that, the campaign said it would take part in recounts in battleground states including Pennsylvania and Michigan if recounts were mounted there.

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