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The White House Clings to False Claims of Massive Voter Fraud

Trump’s press secretary cited “studies” suggesting millions of non-citizens cast ballots in November. Little evidence supports this claim.
Source: Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

Two and a half months after the 2016 election, Donald Trump is still concerned about voter fraud—even though he has yet to produce credible evidence to substantiate his claims. During a press conference on Tuesday, a reporter asked his press secretary, Sean Spicer, whether the president believes “millions” of people voted illegally in this election, as he reportedly claimed in a closed-door meeting with congressional leaders on Monday. That would be enough votes to erase Hillary Clinton’s margin, handing Trump a popular-vote lead to go along with his Electoral College victory.

“The president does believe that,” Spicer

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