NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump is back in New York where he’ll continue to work on filling his cabinet.
He’s also keeping an eye on election recount efforts.
Trump is slamming election recount efforts as a scam and claims voter fraud kept him from winning the popular vote…
Tweeting: “in addition to winning the electoral college in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”
Wisconsin state election officials will meet today to go over a possible timeline for a recount of the state’s presidential election, where Donald Trump won by a narrow 27,000 votes.
The president-elect’s incoming Chief of Staff Reince Priebus is calling the effort ridiculous. “The group of people that were nervous about Mr. Trump are not conceding are conducting recounts in states we won over 68,000 votes. Americans know this is a waste of time and money.”
Trump continues to interview candidates at trump tower to fill key cabinet roles.
Meanwhile, his transition team’s debate over Mitt Romney assuming the role of Secretary of State, spilled onto the Sunday morning talk shows.
People feel betrayed to think that Governor Romney, who went out of his way to question the character and the intellect and the integrity of Donald Trump now our president elect, would be given the most significant cabinet post of all, Secretary of State,” said Trump spokesperson Kellyanne Conway.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has also been named as a front runner for the position.
Over the weekend Hillary Clinton’s campaign joined the Wisconsin recount effort started by green party candidate Jill Stein.
Stein is also pushing for recounts in Pennsylvania and Michigan.
(Hena Daniels, CBS News)