President Donald J Trump Stated on Wednesday he will order a majority investigation into voter fraud after making assumptions about millions of illegal immigrant votes being cast in the presidential election.
On Monday, trump said he that up to “5 million illegals” had their votes cast in the election.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, on Tuesday, said trump “does believe that” millions of illegal votes were cast in the Nov. 8 election, saying the president based his belief on “studies and information” he received.
In the defense of trump, Spicer cited a 2012 study by Pew Center on the States that said it found inaccurate voter registrations, deceased voters whose information was still on voter rolls and people who were registered in more than one state, possibly by moving without telling their previous state.
“We found millions of out-of-date registration records due to people moving or dying, but found no evidence that voter fraud resulted,” David Becker, the author of the Pew report, who also works for The Center for Election Innovation & Research, posted on twitter in November When trump first made these assumptions.
In a court filling in response and against a recount petition led b Green party candidate Jill Stein, both Trumps lawyer and campign said that:
All available evidence suggests that the 2016 general election was not tainted by fraud or mistake.
Even while trump getting majority electoral college votes, Hillary Clinton apparently won the popular vote with nearly 3 million votes.