WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump clung to false notions Sunday that Joe Biden stole the presidential election, citing thousands of votes magically switched to the president-elect and poll watchers illegally barred on Election Day, neither of which happened.

Even after his administration agreed to allow the formal transition of power to Biden to begin, Trump insisted anew in his first live interview since losing the Nov. 3 election that he was a victim of widespread voter fraud. He failed to cite specific evidence when repeatedly asked to do so.

"We won the race," Trump told Fox News Channel. "This was corruption. Because we got far more votes than him."

None of those statements are true.

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