President Donald Trump claimed Monday that Google “manipulated” millions of voters ahead of the 2016 election in an effort to help Democrat Hillary Clinton win.
“Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election! This was put out by a Clinton supporter, not a Trump Supporter! Google should be sued. My victory was even bigger than thought! @JudicialWatch,” Trump tweeted.
According to The Hill, Trump was likely referring to data from researcher Robert Epstein of the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology.
Epstein detailed some of his conclusions in an opinion piece for USA Today nearly one year ago.
Google has dismissed Epstein’s research, telling The Washington Post in 2017 that it amounted to “nothing more than a poorly constructed conspiracy theory.”
Trump won the election, 304 electoral votes to 227. Clinton, however, won the popular vote by roughly 3 million votes — a point Democrats and other Trump critics have continually pointed out since Trump’s victory.
On Monday the chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission reiterated her call for Trump to stop making claims of election fraud unless he can show evidence it happened.
“Facts matter, and people of America need to be able to believe what their leaders tell them,” Ellen Weintraub, a Democrat, said on CNN’s “New Day.”