By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press
The U.S. presidential election wasn’t tainted by widespread voter fraud or irregularities in how ballots were counted, despite a huge effort by President Donald Trump to prove otherwise. In refusing to concede the election, Trump claims he would have won were it not for “illegal” votes counted in several states that he lost or where he’s now trailing. Trump and his allies have repeated specious claims that don’t have proof or have been rejected by the courts. Nonpartisan investigations of the 2016 election and previous elections have found that voter fraud is exceedingly rare.