President Donald Trump tried to legitimize another one of his conspiracy theories this week with the creation of a panel to investigate voter fraud.
United States President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Thursday launching a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression in the USA election system, three White House officials said. Now, he will be second only to Vice President Mike Pence, whom we hope is busy running the country, on a 12-person commission Trump just created with an executive order to review improper registrations and voting, fraudulent registrations and voter suppression. He claimed the entire election was "rigged" during his campaign to conjure up suspicion against Hillary Clinton.
The commission, which will have as many as 15 members, will provide a report on voter irregularities by next year.
So @realDonaldTrump is taking his make-believe, fact-free stories of voter fraud to a whole new level.
On the campaign trail a year ago, Trump alleged that the election would be "rigged" and warned, without evidence, that votes would be cast by undocumented immigrants and people using the identifications of dead voters.
The order will establish a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression throughout the American election system.
Some Republicans and Democrats say Trump's unsubstantiated claims could undermine voting rights efforts and confidence in the new president.
Trump's homeland security adviser Tom Bossert says the order will help keep the USA safer from cybersecurity risks. So, yes, there is evidence of voter fraud - but no, there is not evidence of 3-5 million illegal votes being cast in an election.
Secretary of State Matt Dunlap says he has been asked to join a Trump administration commission that will look into allegations of voter fraud in states across the nation.
Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach is seen on November 20, 2016 in Bedminster, N.J. She said the report would be complete by 2018. He noted that it came in the aftermath of Mr Trump's firing of Mr Comey.
While Mr Trump won the election by 304 electoral college votes to 227, Mrs Clinton comfortably won the popular vote, receiving around 2.9 million more votes than Mr Trump nationwide - a statistic that Mr Trump is said to be irritated by and still does not accept.
In February, Mr Trump claimed he would have also won New Hampshire if it had not been for voters bussed in from outside the state.
Mr Kobach advised Mr Trump's transition team and has been a leading GOP proponent of tighter voting regulations.