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Trump Launches Commission to Investigate Voter Fraud

He claims, without evidence, that millions voted illegally

(Newser) - President Trump signed an executive order Thursday launching a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression, building upon his unsubstantiated claims that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election, the AP reports. The White House said the president's "Advisory Commission on Election Integrity" would... More »

Trump Voter Fraud Expert Registered in 3 States

'Why would I know or care?' Gregg Phillips says

(Newser) - A man who President Trump has promoted as an authority on voter fraud was registered to vote in multiple states during the 2016 presidential election, the AP has learned. Gregg Phillips, whose unsubstantiated claim that the election was marred by 3 million illegal votes was tweeted by the president , was... More »

Trump Doubles Down in First Interview as President

Discusses border wall, waterboarding, voter fraud with ABC

(Newser) - President Trump doubled down on just about every controversial claim he has made in recent days during an ABC News interview that aired Wednesday night. In the first one-on-one interview he has given as president, Trump spoke to anchor David Muir about inaugural crowds, the border wall, ObamaCare, and waterboarding,... More »

Trump Adviser Bannon Registered in 2 States

Based on his tweet, president may consider that voter fraud

(Newser) - When President Trump called for an investigation into voter fraud Wednesday morning, he tweeted that it would include people registered to vote in two states. He might want to have a talk with top adviser Steve Bannon: The Guardian reports that Bannon is still registered in both Florida and New... More »

Trump Demands 'Major Investigation' Into Voter Fraud

He continues to insist illegal ballots cost him the popular vote

(Newser) - President Trump isn't just doubling down on his claims that voter fraud cost him the popular vote, he says he plans to call for an investigation. In two tweets Wednesday morning, Trump wrote: "I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to... More »

Trump Insists Again: Voter Fraud Cost Me Popular Vote

Tells congressional leaders that up to 5M 'illegals' voted

(Newser) - President Trump isn't letting one of his controversial claims about the election go away: In a meeting with congressional leaders Monday, he told them that he would have won the popular vote if not for voter fraud. "He said 3 to 5 million 'illegals' voted so that'... More »

Gingrich Thinks Trump Made One Post-Election Mistake

Voter fraud tweet was a misstep, he says

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich has long been an enthusiastic Donald Trump supporter, but he admits that Trump has made one big mistake since winning the election: questioning the legitimacy of the election with a tweet claiming that millions voted illegally . "The president of the United States can't randomly tweet without... More »

Trump Retweets Teen in Quarrel With CNN Reporter

Jeff Zeleny dismisses president-elect's claims of voter fraud

(Newser) - Donald Trump insists that massive voter fraud prevented him from winning the popular vote, and CNN's Jeff Zeleny insists there is zero evidence of this. That disagreement played out on the president-elect's Twitter feed Monday night, as Trump retweeted supporters' condemnation of Zeleny, and both he and Zeleny... More »

Experts Say Something's Up With Votes in 3 Swing States

Computer scientists and election lawyers want a recount

(Newser) - A group of notable academics believes it's found "persuasive evidence" that something is fishy with the presidential votes in three swing states, and it's encouraging Hillary Clinton to ask for a recount, New York Magazine reports. The group, which isn't going on the record at the... More »

Iowa Arrests Voter Fraud Suspect

Cops say Republican voted twice

(Newser) - A rare voter fraud suspect has been arrested in Iowa, though Donald Trump is unlikely to accuse her of trying to rig the election: Terri Lynn Rote, who was arrested Thursday on suspicion of voting twice, is a registered Republican, the Des Moines Register reports. Police say the 55-year-old cast... More »

Undercover Video: Dems Stoked Violence at Trump Rallies

Operatives also discuss voter fraud in latest from James O'Keefe

(Newser) - A Democratic operative is out of a job and another is "stepping back" from the Hillary Clinton campaign, thanks to a series of undercover videos in which they allegedly discuss inciting violence at Donald Trump rallies and how to commit voter fraud. In the first video from James O'... More »

Giuliani on 'Rigged' Election: Dead Folks Vote Democrat

Former NYC mayor alleges voter fraud is going to happen in inner cities to help Clinton

(Newser) - Dead men may not wear plaid, but they do vote for Hillary Clinton—at least according to Rudy Giuliani. Donald Trump is convinced the presidential election is rigged , and the former NYC mayor, one of his top surrogates, think he knows who's coming out of the woodwork to help... More »

Stephen Bannon May Be Guilty of Voter Fraud

He was registered to vote at a vacant home in Florida

(Newser) - The Guardian did a little digging and discovered Stephen Bannon, Donald Trump's new campaign CEO , may be guilty of a bit of felony voter fraud. The Atlantic calls this "particularly embarrassing" because Bannon is currently in charge of a presidential campaign that has been warning of voter fraud... More »

Hoax Election Email Brings Felony Charges

New Hampshire man said candidate had dropped from race

(Newser) - A few days before a special election for a New Hampshire House seat, reporters received an official-looking news release via email informing them that one of the candidates was dropping out. This turned out to be news to the candidate herself, who was doing no such thing. Now a 28-year-old... More »

DNA Used to Catch Man Voting Over and Over

Robert Monroe cast 5 ballots in Wisconsin recall vote: police

(Newser) - How convinced may Robert Monroe have been that his vote in the 2012 presidential election mattered? So much so that the Wisconsin man allegedly cast an in-person absentee ballot in Shorewood on Nov. 1 then rented a car and drove some 250 miles to Lebanon, Ind., five days later, using... More »

Maine GOP Chair Suspicious of 'Dozens of Black Voters'

'Nobody in town knows anyone who's black,' Charlie Webster protests

(Newser) - Maine GOP chair Charlie Webster thinks his state is rife with voter fraud—and he has evidence. "In some parts of rural Maine, there were dozens, dozens of black people who came in and voted on Election Day," Webster told WCSH 6 . "Everybody has the right to... More »

Our Voting System Is a Joke

David Frum thinks it's time we created a credible, national system

(Newser) - When you vote today, you'll be doing it differently than your countrymen in other states. When the polls close, we'll wait hours to see who won. And we could have legal battles over how those polls were run—like those already unfolding in Florida . Yes, America has a... More »

GOP Lawyer: New Yorker Ran 'Hit Piece' on Me

Hans von Spakovsky accuses journo of ignoring the facts

(Newser) - With election day looming, a Republican lawyer is accusing New Yorker writer Jane Mayer of penning "a journalistic hit piece" about his support for voter ID laws. Hans von Spakovsky accuses her of maligning his character and ignoring many instances of voter fraud in her article "The Voter-Fraud... More »

Bogus Letters Tell Floridians They Can't Vote

FBI, USPS investigating

(Newser) - At least 50 to 100 Florida residents have received bogus letters over the past few days telling them they're not eligible to vote. The letters, postmarked in Seattle and sent under the names of actual county election supervisors in Florida, claim that "information" about the recipient's citizenship... More »

O'Keefe Video Nabs Va. Dem's Son in Voter Fraud Scandal

Patrick Moran quits father's campaign after caught discussing ways to cheat

(Newser) - A Democratic congressman from Virginia is in the midst of a voter fraud scandal sparked by a James O'Keefe video, the Hill reports. Rep. Jim Moran's son Patrick has stepped down from his father's campaign after he was caught discussing secretly casting votes in place of people... More »

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