No evidence of US voter fraud: White House

The White House says there has been no evidence of widespread election fraud in the Nov 8 election after President-elect Donald Trump tweeted over the weekend that millions of illegal votes were cast.

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - There has been no evidence of widespread election fraud in the Nov 8 presidential contest, the White House said on Monday (Nov 29) in reaction to US President-elect Donald Trump's tweet over the weekend alleging millions of illegal votes and fraud in three states.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest, speaking to reporters at a daily briefing, deferred comments on Trump's specific tweets to the President-elect's team, but added: "What I can say, as an objective fact, is that there has been no evidence produced to substantiate a claim like that."

Earnest also spoke to Obama and Trump by phone on Saturday.

The conversation was "one of a handful" between the two men since the Nov 8 election, Earnest said. He declined to say what they talked about.