President Donald Trump believes that a voter fraud has led to millions of illegally cast ballots in last year’s presidential election. He claims, despite a lack of evidence, that 3-5 million people voted illegally last year. “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 tweeted.
There are many election officials, including Republicans, which say that the evidence of such a massive fraud does not exist. Congressional Democrats say that Trump plans to use his claim to introduce new voter qualification rules – this would make it harder for people to vote in general.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the top Democrat on House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Told MSNBC that Republicans might be seeking “another tool and another reason” to ‘deny people the vote.’ He also said that he is happy to investigate Trump’s claims, although he says that they are unfounded. Even Trump’s lawyers think that “all available evidence suggests that the 2016 general election was not tainted by fraud or mistake.”
Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., said that “if this is the beginning of an effort to suppress legitimate voters from exercising their rights, I will fight like hell against it.”
White House spokesman Sean Spicer said, regarding Trump’s concerns of voter fraud. “It’s a belief that he’s maintained for a while, a concern that he has about voter fraud.” He also said that despite Trump’s belief that millions of people voted illegally. Trump is very comfortable with his win. “We’ll see where we go from here,” Spicer said.
We are looking forward to seeing an ending to this story, not only because we are curious about the outcome. But because we believe that Trump should focus on more pressing matters.
There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud. Research conducted over the last 16 years has concluded that voter fraud is extremely uncommon. And ProPublica election monitors saw no evidence of widespread voter fraud. The only thing we can do now is to wait and see what happens next.