President Donald Trump still hasn’t provided any evidence of voter fraud in the U.S., despite repeatedly claiming that it’s a widespread issue and that thousands of people voted illegally in New Hampshire in November.
Trump, who has tapped Vice President Mike Pence to lead an investigation into the issue, first made the New Hampshire claim last month during a closed-door Oval Office meeting with Democratic and Republican senators. The president told the group that he lost the state and that former Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R) didn’t retain her seat because thousands of people had been bused in to the state to vote illegally.
Multiple studies and investigations have shown that widespread voter fraud does not exist. Still, the White House hasn’t backed down. Stephen Miller, a top Trump aide, said it was obvious there was voter fraud in New Hampshire.
“I can tell you that this issue … is widely known by anyone who’s worked in New Hampshire politics. It’s very real, it’s very serious,” Miller said two days after Trump’s initial claim.
Apparently, it isn’t so widely known. New Hampshire election officials said immediately after Trump’s statement that there was no evidence of fraud in the state. The president’s claim baffled Allen Raymond, who wrote a book on election fraud in New Hampshire. And Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s former campaign manager who started out in New Hampshire politics, said there wasn’t voter fraud in the state.
New Hampshire officials are still trying to figure out exactly what Trump was referring to last month.
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