Statement on Donald Trump’s Bogus Allegations of Voter Fraud

January 24, 2017

Donald Trump, still bitter and insecure about losing the popular vote by 2,865,075, continues to entertain the absurd delusion that voter fraud was somehow responsible.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer confirmed today that Donald Trump has “believed for a long, long time” that ineligible voters cast three to five million ballots. Mr. Spicer was unable to provide any evidence to support President Trump’s claim. This is because none exists. Donald Trump would be well-served by listening to the facts and actually reading the studies on which he purports to base his accusations. Or at the very least, he could listen to his own pleading party, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, who have finally found a lie so shameless that even they could not get behind it.

It is a scary notion that Donald Trump would intentionally peddle blatant falsehoods from the highest office in the land. It is an even scarier notion that his ego is so fragile that he has truly convinced himself that his own lie is the truth.

If President Trump is ever interested in actually educating himself, we would be happy to start him off: With 136,638,459 votes cast in the 2016 election, there were only four documented cases of voter fraud. Three of them were for Mr. Trump.