President Trump Launching Commission to Assess How Hillary Clinton Won Popular Vote
President Donald Trump seems to be preparing to launch an investigative committee to review how exactly he lost the popular vote during the 2016 election.
ABC spoke with multiple White House officials, and they report that Trump is about to sign an executive order authorizing a commission to look into voter fraud and voter suppression in the electoral system. The bipartisan committee will particularly focus on system “vulnerabilities,” as well as the impact of improper or fraudulent voting.
Months ago, Vice President Mike Pence announced that he would be looking into whether there were millions of votes illegally cast during the election. ABC’s report states that Pence’s investigative body will be known as the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity, and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach will serve as Pence’s Vice Chair.
Ever since he won the presidency through the Electoral College, Trump has refused to accept that Hillary Clinton beat his raw support total by nearly 3 million votes. Trump has said that he could’ve won the popular vote if he wanted to, and he has claimed (without evidence) that he lost it because millions of people committed voter fraud to support his opponent.
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