Speaking with Bill O’Reilly on Fox News, President Donald Trump stated that he is going to create a commission that will be headed by Vice President Mike Pence. He believes that there was major voter fraud this election cycle – an election cycle concluded in November 2016.
Many state officials and election experts have stated that voter fraud is difficult to commit and is extremely rare in the United States. Regardless of facts, Trump has repeatedly lamented how voter fraud rigged the process against him. This is an interesting resolution, especially since there are concrete reports of the opposite happening – cyber manipulation that ultimately helped Trump seal the presidency against Hillary Clinton.
Clinton secured almost 3 million more votes than Trump, but Trump won the presidency by achieving more electoral college votes. Apparently, the popular votes bother President Trump, because he keeps claiming fraud without any concrete evidence.
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell chimed in, noting that election fraud does occur, but it does not happen in the magnitude proposed by President Trump. The Kentucky Republican also noted that federal funds shouldn’t be used for this investigation, encouraging states to do it themselves.
The Election Cycle Is over – Why We Still Talking about This?
As of January 27, 2017, the author of an investigation that allegedly showcases how millions of illegal votes influenced this election cycle, is still refusing to produce any concrete evidence to support his theories. In a 12 minute interview with CNN, VoteStand founder Gregg Phillips asserts that he has a database of 3 million people who voted illegally. Apparently, the only reason why we haven’t been able to view this information is that he needs to compile information from his volunteers and prepare the report for public consumption. So we’ll probably never see it.
Trump has already won. Why is he still pushing these baseless allegations months after winning? Unless he’s directing investigative powers to examine the alleged Russian hacks, of course.
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