On Tuesday, perhaps the strongest condemnation to be used on President Trump’s claims of voter fraud was issued by Jake Tapper; CNN anchor.
President Trump insisted his loss of the popular vote last November was due to millions of illegal ballots cast for Hillary Clinton, although no evidence supporting the claim has been issued. On Monday, in members of Congress meeting, Trump repeated his baseless claims gathering dyadic critique from lawmakers.
On CNN’S “The lead”, Tapper strongly admonished the allegations. This is what he had to say “a stunning allegation for which the White House is providing no evidence. And there is a reason they are providing no evidence—there is no evidence. It’s not true.”
Sean Spicer referenced President Trump’s notion to “studies and information he has” however, he refrained from issuing any details in a recent press conference.
With respect to whether there will be an inquisition into voter fraud, Spicer had this to say:
“maybe we will,” but insisted President Trump is “very comfortable with his win.” Tapper spoke out saying:
“If there were even a fraction of the voter fraud that President Trump is alleging, he would be derelict not to order a major investigation. It would likely require a vast conspiracy involving public officials all over the country, and would likely have had far-reaching impact in other contests, tainting races down the ballot, not just the presidential race.”
“If President Trump’s beliefs are true, Republican leaders in Congress should be holding hearings and trumpeting this injustice every single day. His Justice Department, his Department of Homeland Security — all of them would need to crack down immediately. Unless of course, it’s not even remotely true. Which is, of course, the case.”
Last November, weeks after winning the presidency, President Trumps made his first allegation of voter fraud, as delayed ripples of absentee and provisional ballots boosted Clinton’s lead, which eventually reached just under 3 million votes. With a 306 to 232 lead in the electoral college, Trump emerged as the election victor.
The Brennan Center for Justice issued a report stating a less than 0.001% rate of voter fraud.