Trump accuses Google of election fraud citing right-wing conspiracy site, claiming victory over Clinton was 'even bigger than thought'

Clark Mindock

Donald Trump has accused Google of manipulating the 2016 US election in favour of his democratic rival Hillary Clinton, citing a conservative judicial activist site that frequently makes false accusations and spreads conspiracies against liberals.

"Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election!" Mr Trump tweeted. "This was put out by a Clinton supporter, not a Trump Supporter! Google should be sued. My victory was even bigger than thought!"

Since his 2016 electoral victory, Mr Trump has frequently claimed — falsely — that millions of votes were illegally cast during that contest. This latest accusation does not cite a specific study, and instead tagged the group Judicial Watch, a conservative activist group that targets Democrats through frequent lawsuits, and has made false or unsubstantiated claims in the past that have been picked up by conservative or right-wing news outlets.

Mr Trump was able to win the presidency by garnering a majority of the country's Electoral College votes, but lost the popular vote to Ms Clinton by nearly three million votes across the country.

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