Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC has issued a stern criticism of President Donald Trump's unverified assertions that millions of illegal ballots cast during the presidential election had cost him the popular vote. The administration probably has no intention of doing so, if only because a thorough investigation would probably disprove the president's claim.
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, a Texas Republican who was present in the meeting, said he was surprised by the voter fraud claims.
"We talked about different electoral college, popular votes, going through the different ones".
Finally, in a sober reminder of the nastiness of the culture wars, Spicer's press shop issued a statement reminding us of legitimate and necessary tradition of adults staying away from commenting about the president's 10-year-old son, Barron.
Still, Trump pushed his voter fraud conspiracy during his campaign, as well as after the election, stating that he would have won the popular vote if not for the "millions of people who voted illegally".
As of writing, there are four demonstrated examples of people committing voter fraud during the 2016 general election.
Remember how he was going to jail Hillary Clinton? But she couldn't get enough of them to vote to make a difference in the final tally. We say that maybe five million illegal aliens voted in the election so then we can tighten those racist laws just a little bit more, keep more minorities away from the polls.
Spicer last week said it had been the most watched inauguration in history and condemned the media for sharing comparative photographs from Obama's 2009 swearing-in when more attended in person. What has not changed is the his preoccupation with trying to expose a conspiracy to steal his popular vote victory, despite the fact neither the conspiracy nor the popular vote victory ever existed in the first place. But overall voting levels were about the same in 2016 as in 2012, suggesting an older and more chronic culprit: lack of interest.
Voting officials across the country have said there is virtually no evidence of people voting illegally, and certainly not millions of them. Now the focus of the president is on putting America first. Many already do. But Graham must know that the president isn't listening to that kind of advice. But the study's methodology -- using data from an online survey - has faced broad criticism from the academic community. "If he has, he's deliberately trying to mischaracterize what our study shows", Richman told ABC News Tuesday. "Our data doesn't support that", he told ABC News. How many filled out a ballot but left the presidential race blank? During that period, he made his claim about the illegal votes.
Trump has offered no evidence of the alleged voter fraud, and his claim, originally made two months ago, has been repeatedly debunked.
The Founding Fathers created the Electoral College to protect the national sanctity of the United States when the people of the USA vote for a politician who lacks experience, utters verbal spasm, humiliates feelings of the minorities, and does not have diplomatic ingenuity.