Pence to head commission investigating baseless voter fraud claim, Trump says

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    President tells Fox: ‘We can be children, yet investigate the enlistment’

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    Alan Yuhas

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    Sunday 5 February 2017 23.09 GMT Last altered on Sunday 12 February 2017 16.52 GMT

    Donald Trump has said he will make a commission to look at his unmerited case that three million individuals voted unlawfully in the 2016 decision, despite the fact that the Republican pioneer of the Senate has rejected government financing for any such examination.

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    In the weeks since Trump won the administration however lost the mainstream vote, he has dishonestly guaranteed that a huge number of individuals voted unlawfully, refering to reports about enlistment that don’t make any affirmation that individuals are submitting misrepresentation.

    “Many individuals have turned out and said I am correct,” the president revealed to Fox News have Bill O’Reilly in a meeting communicate on Sunday, without naming any such individuals.

    A month ago Trump refered to Gregg Phillips, a man who claims without proof to have discovered “a large number of copy records and enrollments of dead individuals”, and himself’s identity enlisted to vote in numerous states.

    So also, Trump’s central strategist Steve Bannon, child in-law Jared Kushner, squeeze secretary Sean Spicer, chosen one for treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin and little girl Tiffany Trump were each enlisted to vote in two states a year ago. There is no proof any of them voted more than once.

    O’Reilly squeezed Trump to demonstrate some proof for his claim, saying: “You need to have information to back that up.”

    “Disregard that, overlook all that,” Trump said. “Will set up a commission to headed by Vice-president Mike Pence and will take a gander at it, precisely.”

    Trump said his primary dissension was with different enlistments. “When you take a gander at the enrollment and you see dead individuals that have voted; when you see individuals that are enlisted in two expresses, that have voted in two states, when you see different things, when you see illegals, individuals that are not natives and they are on the enlistment parts.”

    Race authorities, who work with state and not government specialists, have revealed just a modest bunch of endeavored voter misrepresentation occurrences in the 2016 race and the last a few races.

    Trump gave no confirmation in his meeting with O’Reilly, yet demanded: “We can be infants, however you investigate the enlistment, you have illegals, you have dead individuals, you have this present, it’s truly a terrible circumstance, it’s truly awful.”

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    Prior on Sunday, Senate larger part pioneer Mitch McConnell disclosed to CNN’s State of the Union “race misrepresentation occurs”.

    Yet, he included: “There is no proof that it happened in such a huge number, to the point that would have changed the presidential decision. Furthermore, I don’t think we should spend any government cash researching that.”

    McConnell said decisions ought to keep on running in a decentralized framework that managed specialist to the states.

    “I think the states can investigate this issue,” he said. “Huge numbers of them have attempted to fix their voter moves, attempted to cleanse individuals who are dead and generally not qualified to vote. Also, I think we should leave that at the state level.”

    Social liberties advocates have cautioned for a considerable length of time that officials may attempt to limit voting rights under the appearance of taking action against voter misrepresentation. Court fights keep on being battled around the nation over new state rules.

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