Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Stellar Voting

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Stellar Voting

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I fail to understand why President Donald Trump continues to question the legitimacy of his own presidency. He has repeatedly claimed that 3 million to 5 million illegal immigrants voted for Hillary Clinton and that his vote total would be higher than Ms. Clinton's after subtracting the votes allegedly cast by illegal immigrants. This is a remarkable admission. He clearly believes that presidential legitimacy is conferred on the candidate with the higher popular vote total.

Furthermore, his claim of votes cast by illegal immigrants has at least one other implication. Ms. Clinton's lead in the popular vote occurred in California (margin of more than 3.4 million votes). Since California is estimated to have no more than 3 million illegal immigrants, 100 percent of these illegal immigrants (including all their children! …

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