As previously reported by Restore Progress, it appears that Donald Trump simply cannot get over the fact that he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton. Despite having absolutely zero evidence to back it up, Trump continues to blame his loss on immigrants – a falsehood invented by Trump, and debunked by fact-checkers.
Senator Lindsey Graham, one of the few Republicans who has shown a willingness to criticize Trump’s worst excesses, has had enough.
As reported by NBC News, Sen. Graham had this to say: “To continue to suggest that the 2016 election was conducted in a fashion that millions of people voted illegally undermines faith in our democracy. It’s not coming from a candidate for the office, it’s coming from the man who holds the office. So I am begging the president, share with us the information you have about this or please stop saying it.”
Sen. Graham’s sentiments were echoed by California Secretary of State Alex Padilla. “By repeating false and unsubstantiated voter fraud allegations as the cause for losing the popular vote, President Trump is dangerously attacking the legitimacy of free and fair elections and the foundation of our democracy.”
There are not “alternative facts,” he added, but “corrosive lies without any evidence…even leaders in the President’s own party agree there is no evidence to support his claims since they were irresponsibly made back in November.”