Trump Says Millions Voted Illegally, No Evidence
Trump says millions of fraudulent votes were counted during the last election, according to White House press secretary, Sean Spicer. However, Spicer was unable to provide any evidence for the claim which has long been declared inaccurate. He did say, “The president does believe that, I think he’s stated that before, and stated his concern of voter fraud and people voting illegally during the campaign and continues to maintain that belief based on studies and evidence people have brought to him.”
Spicer was once again pressed for evidence of voter fraud. He replied that Trump, has believed that for a while based on studies and information he has.” As questions continued in this area he was then asked if the president will call for an investigation into the voter fraud. Spicer responded, “maybe he will.”
Voter fraud seems to be Trump’s explanation for why Hillary Clinton won the popular vote. During a dinner at the White House he repeated his claim that millions of undocumented immigrants voted for Clinton. The assumption being that these votes deprived him of the popular vote.
Apparently President Trump has been fixated on the popular vote. He tweeted, following the November election, that, “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,.”
A variety of studies have found no evidence of widespread voter fraud. In fact, “The Truth About Voter Fraud,” a report written by experts at The Brennan Center for Justice, found voter fraud rates were between 0.00004% and 0.0009%. The report concludes, “Given this tiny incident rate for voter impersonalation fraud, it is more likely that an American will be struck by lightning than that he will impersonate another voter at the polls.’