Trump Seeks Voter-Fraud Inquiry
Probe would look at ‘illegals,’ and people who are dead but allegedly still registered to vote.
President Trump said he will ask for a “major investigation into voter fraud,” doubling down on his unsubstantiated allegation that 3 million to 5 million people voted illegally for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.
Mr. Trump, in two separate posts on Twitter, said the investigation would look into people who are registered in multiple states, as well as those he said are “illegal” and individuals who have died but are still registered to vote. “I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD,” Mr. Trump wrote. “Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!” Mr. Trump for months has claimed that millions of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally voted in the presidential election, despite no evidence of this and no support for his claim in research, from Democrats and Republicans in Congress or from a bipartisan group of secretaries of state who oversee the election process.
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