Trump Claims 'Massive Proof' of Pennsylvania Voter Fraud, 'Many Illegal Votes' in Wisconsin

President Donald Trump claimed to have "massive proof" of voter fraud in Pennsylvania and to have found "many illegal votes" in Wisconsin in a series of tweets on Saturday afternoon.

The Trump campaign has filed numerous lawsuits in states he lost to President-elect Joe Biden in the election, many of which have been dismissed.

Trump spoke vaguely about what proof he had and criticized people who have been dismissive of his challenges to the election results.

"Specific allegations were made, and we have massive proof, in the Pennsylvania case. Some people just don't want to see it. They want nothing to do with saving our Country. Sad," he tweeted.

Specific allegations were made, and we have massive proof, in the Pennsylvania case. Some people just don’t want to see it. They want nothing to do with saving our Country. Sad!!!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 28, 2020

According to the Associated Press, Biden defeated Trump with a margin of 81,660 votes, but during his tweets on Saturday, the president indicated that he was challenging many more than that. He also said that he planned to appeal. "Fraud and illegality ARE a big part of the case. Documents being completed. We will appeal," he wrote.

The number of ballots that our Campaign is challenging in the Pennsylvania case is FAR LARGER than the 81,000 vote margin. It’s not even close. Fraud and illegality ARE a big part of the case. Documents being completed. We will appeal!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 28, 2020

A U.S. Court of Appeals in Pennsylvania rejected a Trump lawsuit on Friday, using language similar to what Trump later used in his tweets. "Charges of unfairness are serious. But calling an election unfair does not make it so. Charges require specific allegations and then proof. We have neither here," the opinion stated.

The opinion also said that claims made in the Trump lawsuit were "vague and conclusory." It also remarked that the challenges could not overturn the election. "The number of ballots it specifically challenges is far smaller than the roughly 81,000-vote margin of victory. And it never claims fraud or that any votes were cast by illegal voters," the opinion said.

In another tweet, Trump seemed to reference the recount in two Wisconsin counties where his campaign had paid $3 million for a partial recount in Dane and Milwaukee counties. As previously reported, Milwaukee County completed its recount, increasing Biden's lead in by 132 votes. Dane County is expected to finish counting on Sunday.

Even though the recount increased Biden's lead slightly, Trump's tweet shows that he's unfazed. He wrote that it wasn't about discovering errors in the count but rather illegal votes. He said his team would present evidence of illegal votes on Monday or Tuesday after the recount is completed.

The Wisconsin recount is not about finding mistakes in the count, it is about finding people who have voted illegally, and that case will be brought after the recount is over, on Monday or Tuesday. We have found many illegal votes. Stay tuned!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 28, 2020

Just after midnight on Saturday, Trump quote-tweeted Pennsylvania State Senator Doug Mastriano, who tweeted a disputed claim about more mail-in ballots than were sent out being counted. Trump wrote that over a million votes "were created out of thin air." He claimed that he was really the winner in the Keystone State. "The Pennsylvania votes were RIGGED. All other swing states also," he tweeted.

The 1,126,940 votes were created out of thin air. I won Pennsylvania by a lot, perhaps more than anyone will ever know. The Pennsylvania votes were RIGGED. All other swing states also. The world is watching! https://t.co/zmnk34Ny23

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 28, 2020

A press contact for the Trump campaign did not respond to Newsweek's emailed request for comment in time for publication.

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President Donald Trump speaks to the press at the White House on November 24. In Saturday tweets he claimed "massive proof" of Pennsylvania voter fraud and "many illegal votes" in Wisconsin. Getty/Chip Somodevilla