Donald Trump told Congressional leaders during a reception at the White House that he would have won the popular vote if not for the millions of illegal voter and wide-spread voter fraud.
He repeated the claims several times while meeting with the bipartisan group, but offered no evidence, and maybe that’s because evidence points in the opposite direction. Voting analysis shows they found no voter fraud cases.
So where does Trump come up with this idea?
He likes to win and he likes to win big, and the thought that he lost the popular vote seems too much for him to abandon. Kevin McCarthy (R-Ca), seemed to take Trump’s remarks as off-the-cuff, something akin to the remarks, Trump was recorded saying about how he handled women. “Locker room talk.”
McCarthy was quoted by the Washington Post as saying, “We talked about different electoral college, popular votes, going through the different ones,” McCarthy said. “Well, we talked about going back through past elections. Everyone in there goes through elections and stuff, so everybody’s giving their different histories of different parts.”
Locker room talk for sure.
Nancy Pelosi, also present at the meeting, declined to comment about Trump’s remarks, saying, “Well, I won’t even go into that,” the Post reported.
In fact, the Brennen Center for Justice reported, along with other agencies that have done analysis on the subject of voter fraud, that it seldom occurs. “Voter fraud is very rare, voter impersonation is nearly non-existent, and much of the problems associated with alleged fraud in elections relates to unintentional mistakes by voters or election administrators, the report stated.
So, to believe there were “millions” or cases of voter fraud during the 2016 Election, is nothing short of delusional.