Ever since the 2016 elections, Donald Trump has been claiming that he would’ve won the popular vote if it weren’t for the illegal votes in favor of Hillary Clinton. On 27th November, Trump tweeted:
In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.
The Commission on Election Integrity – Still No Results
As a result, Trump instated the Advisory Commission on Election Integrity to investigate the alleged illegal votes. Trumps seems to be the only one questioning the results. Now, the appointed Vice Chairman of the Commission, Kris Kobach, does the same. So far, the fraud Commission doesn’t seem to have found any evidence to back up the President’s claims. Trump declared that 3 million to 5 million votes had been cast illegally. The official results have been certified in every state. Hillary won the popular vote with 65,844,610 votes nation wide. Trump amassed 62,979,636.
So far, there is still no evidence from the fraud Commission. Moreover, when asked by MSNBC if Clinton indeed won the popular vote through illegalities, Kobach declared: “We may never know the answer to that question,” that it is “impossible to know even if you took out all the ineligible votes.”
Previously, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was just as vague on the details stating that
The President does believe that, I think he’s stated that before, and stated his concern of voter fraud and people voting illegally during the campaign and continues to maintain that belief based on studies and evidence people have brought to him.
Democrats: The Commission is a Tool of Suppression
The alleged studies and evidence have yet to appear. Democrats are now attacking Kobach in an open letter to Vice President Mike Pence. The letter accuses Kobach of advertising his work on the Commission to promote his campaign as the governor of Kansas. Moreover, they are concerned the Commission might be a tool for voter suppression. As a result, Democrats ask for Kobach to step down.
Kobach, in turn, responded that the accusations are “ridiculous” and the Democrats offer no explanation for their “ludicrous argument.”
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