White House not interested in probing Trump claim of illegal voting in 2016 election
Posted: 2:40 pm Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
By Jamie Dupree
A day after President Trump again said that he lost the popular vote in 2016 because millions voted illegally in the United States, the White House made clear that it had no interest in undertaking an investigation of that claim, offering no evidence to back up a charge that has been repeatedly made by Mr. Trump.
“The President does believe that; he has stated that before,” said White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who repeatedly told reporters that the Trump Administration was not planning any investigation into the President’s claim, as Spicer noted again and again that Mr. Trump had won in November.
“He believes what he believes based on the information he’s provided,” Spicer said, though Mr. Trump has never offered any concrete evidence to back up his allegation that some three to five million people voted illegally in 2016.
Spicer says “there is no investigation" on possible voter fraud, despite Trump's claims. Those claims are debunked. https://t.co/lfpp2JJkIu