President Donald Trump doesn’t need evidence to make claims, and he also doesn’t need evidence to demand “a major investigation” into voter fraud. That’s right; Trump is going to investigate the claims that only he’s made since losing the popular vote to Hillary Clinton.
“I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and ... even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!” Trump wrote in two consecutive tweets, CNN reports.
Trump has continually claimed that some 3-5 million illegal votes cost him the popular vote. On Tuesday, Trump’s press secretary, Sean “Spicy Facts” Spicer, defended
his father’s the president’s baseless claim that illegal voting occurred.
On Wednesday, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Hustled tweeted: “We conducted a review 4 years ago in Ohio & already have a statewide review of 2016 election underway. Easy to vote, hard to cheat #Ohio.”
Former Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz told CNN that she found Trump’s tweet calling for an investigation “deeply disturbing.”
“He seems to be questioning the legitimacy of his own election, all while, for the last couple of months, touting how legitimate and huge his election was and historic it is. It can’t be both,” she told CNN. “What is the most deeply disturbing about his penchant for lying is, if he is willing to lie about the trivial, like crowd size, or the significant, like voter fraud, then what happens if—God forbid—we go to war and we have our troops’ lives on the line and there are [casualties]? Is he going to send Sean Spicer out to lie about the [casualties] that have taken place? Are our allies going to be able to trust us?”
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