Trump Announces Investigation To Prove Claims On Voter Fraud

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Trump Announces Investigation To Prove Claims On Voter Fraud
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After months of debate over the level of voter fraud taking place in America, President Donald Trump has said it’s time to get to the bottom of the controversy.

On Wednesday, Trump announced on Twitter that he will order an investigation into voter fraud that took place during 2016 presidential election. Trump has voiced his belief that between three million and five million people voted illegally in the election.

“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 said in a pair of tweets.

Trump has been saying since November that there were “millions of people who voted illegally.”

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer had intimated on Tuesday that Trump was considering an investigation.

“As I said, I think the president has believed that for a while based on studies and information he has,” Spicer said. “There’s one that came out of Pew in 2008 that showed 14 percent of people who voted were non-citizens. There’s other studies that have been presented to him.”

Although discussions of voter fraud are often highly colored by partisan wrangling, the watchdog group Judicial Watch noted in October that a sample of Virginia voting rolls revealed the potential for voter fraud.

Judicial Watch noted than in the eight counties it sampled, there were 1,046 non-citizens on the voting rolls. Only U.S. citizens are legally permitted to vote in U.S. elections. Judicial Watch estimated that based on its sample, about 6,500 non-citizens were registered to vote in Virginia.

Although most voting applications require an applicant to declare he or she is a citizen, states without Voter ID laws have no way to verify that claim.

Judicial Watch also noted in its investigation that 19 people who were dead had “recently re-registered to vote in Virginia.”

The watchdog group also revealed that as of 2013, according to the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program, 57,923 Virginia residents were also registered in one of the 25 other states covered by the program, which does not cover the states of California and New York.

A 2014 study in the online Electoral Studies Journal, cited by Investors Business Daily in a November editorial, indicated that in the 2008 and 2010 elections, illegal immigrants participated in the elections even though it was illegal.

“We find that some noncitizens participate in U.S. elections, and that this participation has been large enough to change meaningful election outcomes including Electoral College votes, and congressional elections,” wrote Jesse T. Richman, Gulshan A. Chattha, both of Old Dominion University and David C. Earnest of George Mason University.

“Noncitizen votes likely gave Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote needed to overcome filibusters in order to pass health care reform and other Obama administration priorities in the 111th Congress,” the study said.

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Source: westernjournalism.com

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