Jan 25, 2017

Trump's next step on unfounded voter fraud claims

Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

From the president, on Twitter:

"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!"

Why it matters: The White House has been claiming, with no evidence, that 3 to 5 million people voted illegally in November. Such an investigation would be undertaken by the Department of Justice, whose nominee (Jeff Sessions) has yet to be confirmed.

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