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The Results of Trump's Voter Fraud Panel Are in: Study Finds Almost 30 Million Dead or Invalid Voters

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WASHINGTON — August 22, 2018

Democrats have long been fighting for the truth about the results of the presidential elections in 2016, however, it seems that their efforts are actually working against them.

In 2016, Stephen Miller, Trump's political adviser, said that the White House had evidence that unprecedented levels of fraud had taken place in the elections. In particular, he cited the example of New Hampshire, where, according to the White House data, people were brought on buses from other States in order to vote for Hillary Clinton.

"The White House has provided enormous evidence with respect to voter fraud, with respect to people being registered in more than one state," Miller said, pointing to claims of “millions of people” registered in two states, as well as deceased individuals and noncitizens who were registered to vote.

“That is a scandal,” Miller added. “We should stop the presses and as a country we should be aghast about the fact that you have people who have no right to vote in this country registered to vote, canceling out the franchise of lawful citizens of this country. That’s the story we should be talking about.”

It should be added that New Hampshire is a historically blue state, and yet the election results were very close. Hillary Clinton received 46,8% of the vote, and Trump received 46,5%.

President Trump created the voter fraud commission in 2017 following the various scandals during the election. The Presidential Commission was set up in order to investigate “voter impersonation, vote buying, non-citizen voting, dead voters, felon voting, fraudulent addresses, registration fraud, elections officials fraud, and duplicate voting” said the Government Accountability Institute.

In particular, Trump noted that election rigging took place in three American States — Virginia, New Hampshire and California.

Hillary Clinton was the official winner in all three of the states Trump cited.

"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," — assured the politician in another message on Twitter.

The democrats have actively opposed the commission at every step, despite that they were the first to say that the elections were rigged after Trump’s victory.

In June 2017, Chris Kobach, the Commission's leader, wrote a letter in conjunction with the Department of Justice requesting personal voter information from every state. The request was met with significant bipartisan backlash, and a majority of states refused to supply some or all of the information, citing privacy concerns or state laws.

Trump's creation of the Commission has been criticized by voting rights advocates, academics, experts, and newspaper editorial boards as a pretext for voter suppression.

In January, 2018, the Commission was disbanded by Trump with a White House statement accusing many States of refusing to turn over information, as well as legal disputes. At that time, Trump asked that the investigation be transferred to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which already contains much of the requested data on state voters and oversees immigration records. The acting DHS spokesman said that Kobach would not consult or work with DHS, and the White House said it would destroy all state voter data collected by the Commission.

Then Kris Kobach announced they would be transferring the investigation to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This was the only way to get around the Democrat’s obstruction.

Many election experts say that Kobach's claims are misleading and obscure the reality that voter fraud is rare in the context of the more than 1 billion votes cast since 2000. In particular, three election experts interviewed by CNN rejected the claims made by Kobach, a noted proponent of voter fraud theories and related policies. For example, in 2016, Kobach supported Trump's false claim that "millions of people" voted illegally for Hillary Clinton in that year's presidential election.

Justin Levitt, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles; Lorraine Minnite, a professor at Rutgers University-Camden; and Charles Stewart, a professor at MIT, all pointed out that while there have been isolated instances of voter fraud, there is no substantial evidence to indicate that it is a widespread problem in US elections and any assertions to the contrary are inaccurate.

"There isn't any reliable evidence that voter fraud is the kind of problem that Kris Kobach says it is," Minnite said. "I would never say that voter fraud never happens. But with respect to fraud committed by voters, there is very little evidence that this is any kind of a problem in American elections and Kobach needs to stop putting out information to the public that is misleading in suggesting that there is a problem."

Despite these claims, Pew Research conducted a study and found that 1.8 million registered voters who were deceased, another 24 million with invalid voter registrations, and 2.75 million people registered in more than one state.

While underage voting is a problem with 292 minors voting during the 2016 general election, the issue of dead people casting ballots is far more concerning. The presidential commission uncovered 45,880 voters who cast ballots in the 2016 presidential election who were more than 115 years old, many of whom were born before 1700. These numbers are vastly under-reported because of the commission’s inability to get states under a democratic stronghold to comply with voter information request. The commission also found that over 45,000 people voting in the 2016 presidential election cast ballots in multiple districts, voting multiple times.

In many states, voter fraud is so rampant that they have more people on their voter rolls than actual eligible voters in the state. Alaska, California, Colorado, Washington D.C., Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, and Michigan all had more voters on the rolls than eligible citizens. Considering not everyone eligible to vote even registers, this indicates an enormous amount of fraud being perpetrated in an effort to rig elections.

Non-citizens voting in our elections is also a rampant issue. Virginia is not a hotbed for immigrants, illegal or otherwise, yet it still saw 7,474 non-citizens cast ballots in the state. Because Virginia is a swing state, it is especially important that the results are not influenced by people who are legally barred from voting. California did not comply with the Presidential Commission, had they done so, it is likely the number of non-citizens voting in the golden state would have been of astronomical proportions.

Democrats often fight voter identification laws that would force citizens to provide ID before casting ballots.

Trump tweeted on Thursday morning about the end of his voter-fraud commission, admonishing the states that refused to hand over voter data.

"Many mostly Democrat States refused to hand over data from the 2016 Election to the Commission On Voter Fraud," Trump tweeted. "They fought hard that the Commission not see their records or methods because they know that many people are voting illegally. System is rigged, must go to Voter I.D.

President Trump finds the policy of allowing people with no ID to vote to be absurd, stating in a Tweet:

 

Author: USA Really