Donald Trump
President Donald Trump speaks during the Inaugural Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Reception in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington Sunday. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

President Donald Trump announced early Wednesday that he will ask for a major investigation into "voter fraud." Last year, Trump claimed that he would have won the most popular votes “if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”

State officials in charge of the Nov. 8 Presidential elections did not find any evidence of widespread voter fraud. Trump lost the popular vote to Democratic rival Hillary Clinton by about 2.9 million.

Trump first alleged voter fraud in November after a recount petition was filed by former Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein in Wisconsin, alleging that hackers manipulated the election results in favor of Trump.

The real estate mogul, who has always targeted the "dishonest media," wrote on his Twitter account at the time: "Serious voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire and California - so why isn't the media reporting on this? Serious bias - big problem!"

However, his claims were dismissed by former White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, who said: “I think I would defer to the president-elect’s team for commentary on his tweets. I think what I can say is an objective fact, is that there has been no evidence produced to substantiate a claim like that. But for a reaction and explanation I would refer you to the president-elect.”

Trump, who did not provide any evidence to back his claims at the time, lost the popular vote in Virginia, New Hampshire and California to Clinton.