US President-elect Donald Trump has asserted he won the popular vote on 8 November “if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally”.
The Republican, who won the all-important Electoral College count, offered no evidence to back his claim.
It comes after the camp of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton said it would support a vote recount in Wisconsin initiated by a Green Party candidate.
Mrs Clinton won about two million votes more than Mr Trump in the popular vote.
However, Mr Trump surpassed the required 270 electoral votes to win the presidency. This was based on the state-by-state contests.