Despite the fact there is no evidence whatsoever to support his claim, President Donald Trump is still insisting he lost the popular vote because millions of people voted illegally.
Trump even tweeted this week that he plans to launch a “major” investigation into what he believes is voter fraud — that would include illegal voters and those registered to vote in two states.
I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2017
even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2017
While it is indeed illegal to cast ballots in two states, it’s not illegal to be registered in two states. The scenario is pretty common for people who move to other states.
Also, if Trump intends to investigate people registered in two states, he should begin at home and then his cabinet because his own daughter, Tiffany, and two of his close aides, nominee to head the Treasury department, Steven Mnuchin, and chief strategist Steve Bannon, are all registered in two states.
Mnuchin, CNN reports, is registered in both New York and California. He last voted in New York in 2008 and voted in California this past year.
Bannon was registered to vote in New York and Florida.
He “registered to vote in New York on Oct. 14, 2016, and cast an absentee ballot there, according to New York City elections officials. At the time, he was serving as chief executive of now-President Trump's campaign. But he was also registered in Sarasota County, Fla., where he had been on the voter rolls since Aug. 25, officials said,” according to the Washington Post.
And Libertarian conservative news website, Heat Street, learned Trump’s youngest daughter, Tiffany, is registered to vote in both Pennsylvania and New York.
“Tiffany Trump cast her vote in November in New York City and did not vote in Pennsylvania,” the website reported, citing public records.
The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold confirmed Heat Street’s findings:
Now, if Trump plans to follow through his promise, will he investigate his cabinet members and daughter as well?
And while he’s at it, how about also looking into claims that Trump had at least 50 illegitimate electors voting for him? Maybe we should all welcome this investigation into voter fraud. It looks like it will expose Trump's own ever-growing hypocrisy.
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