Trump is mad about voter fraud because his “friend” saw Latino people vote


And Trump's "friend" may not be his friend, and...uh...none of this may have happened:

What’s the basis for [Trump's Voter Fraud Claims]? A new report by Glenn Thrush for the New York Times suggests it might have started with a story from a “friend” that may or may not be true, which Trump retold to congressional leaders on Monday:

Mr. [Bernhard] Langer, a 59-year-old native of Bavaria, Germany — a winner of the Masters twice and of more than 100 events on major professional golf tours around the world — was standing in line at a polling place near his home in Florida on Election Day, the president explained, when an official informed Mr. Langer he would not be able to vote.

Ahead of and behind Mr. Langer were voters who did not look as if they should be allowed to vote, Mr. Trump said, according to the staff members — but they were nonetheless permitted to cast provisional ballots. The president threw out the names of Latin American countries that the voters might have come from.

Mr. Langer, whom he described as a supporter, left feeling frustrated, according to a version of events later contradicted by a White House official.

One catch: None of this may have happened. Langer’s daughter told the Times that he is not a US citizen, so he can’t vote. She added, “He is not a friend of President Trump’s, and I don’t know why he would talk about him.” (Langer was apparently too busy to talk with the Times directly.) Furthermore, an anonymous White House aide told the Times that Langer may have been talking about something that happened to a friend of his rather than to him personally.

You can read the rest of this story at Vox.

You can read the original story at the New York Times (paywall).

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