Since the months leading into last November’s election, President Donald Trump has consistently accused the mainstream of playing down voter fraud, and as his inauguration as come and gone, proof continues to mount that the freshly sworn-in commander-in-chief was right in his assertion that massive voter fraud benefitting the Democrats took place.
Trump recently revived the debate when he claimed at a private meeting that his former Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton received 3–5 million votes from illegal aliens, which put her on top in the popular vote nationally – even though the Republican handily won the Electoral College vote 304–227.
Rampant voter fraud to be exposed soon?
Following Trump’s comments about the 2016 Election’s rampant voter fraud, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was grilled on Tuesday by the media, which asked him why the president has not called for an investigation into the matter if he is so sure that it took place. The next day, the newly installed president obliged the media, and he is now pursuing a massive probe on the matter.
“I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and … even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time),” Trump announced in a couple of posts on Twitter. “Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!”
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The debate in not new, as the Leftist media and the conservative press have laid out their arguments over the issue for years.
“The reporters’ brazenness could well have been prompted by articles from mainstream media outlets, such as the New York Times, insisting there was no evidence of voter fraud,” WND reported. “But that’s not true. Ample evidence has been published indicating widespread voter fraud, as WND and other media outlets have reported over the years.”
Two experts on the issue of voter fraud are confident that there is much evidence to support Trump’s claim, with the only question being just how extensive the fraud actually is.
National Review National Affairs Columnist John Fund and Heritage Foundation Senior Legal Fellow Hans von Spakovsky, who co-authored Who’s Counting? How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk, insist that the Democrats’ voter fraud has worked toward their advantage for years. Both drafted an op-ed they submitted for publication, from which they permitted WND to quote, titled “Trump’s probe of voter fraud long overdue. No one should oppose collecting the data Obama’s administration has been hiding.”
Cleaning up the democratic process
Even though Trump won the election fair-and-square, Fund and his colleague von Spakovsky – who is former member of the Federal Election Commission – are looking forward to the new president’s revived desire to get to the bottom of things.
“Conducting an investigation that will help resolve the size of the voter fraud problem is straightforward,” Fund and von Spakovsky insisted in their drafted op-ed, according to WND. “The Department of Homeland Security should cooperate with states wanting to check the citizenship status of voters on their rolls. The Justice Department should put pressure on or sue counties and states that refuse to clean up their rolls.”
Dead voters and voters who illegally cast numerous ballots in November could be exposed by such means, but detecting the votes of non-citizens and illegal aliens is a whole other ballgame.
“The IRS has issued 11 million Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers – most of them to illegal immigrants – so they can file taxes,” the experts on the election process informed. “Privacy rules allow the IRS to share information for some law enforcement purposes, but not in a way that results in deportations. Those rules could be tweaked to allow states to compare the names of illegal immigrants the IRS has with their voter records.”
The authors say existing research already exists that would corroborate evidence dug up in a federal probe that would pit Democrats in the middle of a new major scandal, as they brought up “a 2012 study from the Pew Center on the States estimating that one out of every eight voter registrations is inaccurate, out-of-date or a duplicate.”
And the numbers are nothing to sweep under the rug.
“About 2.8 million people are registered in more than one state, according to the study, and 1.8 million registered voters are dead,” Fund and von Spakovsky pointed out. “In most places, it’s easy to vote under the names of such people with little risk of detection.”
Furthermore, up to 2.8 million votes could have been dropped by illegal aliens into ballot boxes during elections held in 2008 and 2010, according to a 2014 study published in the Electoral Studies Journal.
“Trump is right – millions of illegals probably did vote in 2016,” Investors Business Daily remarked about the study in late November, according to WND. “And when you consider the population of illegal inhabitants has only grown since then, it’s not unreasonable to suppose that their vote has, too. Remember, a low-ball estimate says there are at least 11 million to 12 million illegals in the U.S., but that’s based on faulty Census data. More likely estimates put the number at 20 million to 30 million.”
Critics have contested the results of the study, but claims made by Leftists in the academic world, such as a team at Harvard University that stated back in 2015 that “the likely percent of noncitizen voters in recent U.S. elections is 0” is considered by many on both sides of the party line to be ridiculous – at best.
Dems OK with fraud
Regardless of party affiliation, it is acknowledged by Americans that extensive evoter fraud exists.
“The Washington Post conducted a poll last October using the Polfish firm that found 84 percent of Republicans believe that a ‘meaningful amount’ of voter fraud occurs in U.S. elections, along with 75 percent of Independents,” Fund and von Spakovsky recounted. “A majority of Democrats – 52 percent – also believed there was meaningful voter fraud.”
And despite their overwhelming support of immigration reform, a good proportion of those on the Left acknowledge that illegal aliens are impacting the voting process.
“A quarter of Democrats believed illegal immigrants were voting,” WND’s Garth Kant pointed out.
Statistics support the assertion that illegals can indeed turn elections in key swing states.
“A postelection survey conducted by Americas Majority Foundation found that 2.1 percent of noncitizens voted in the Nov. 8 election,” Fund and von Spakovsky informed. “In the battleground states of Michigan and Ohio, 2.5 percent and 2.1 percent, respectively, of noncitizens reported voting.”
In fact, in parts of the United States where Hillary won by a landslide in the 2016 Election, such as Washington, D.C. –where she took 94 percent of the vote – and California, lenient identification processes have interestingly worked out to greatly favor Democrats at the ballot box.
“Other evidence of the strong potential for voter fraud includes what Gateway Pundit dug up and WND reported in October, that 12 states and the District of Columbia allow driver’s licenses to be given to illegal immigrants, and almost half of California’s driver’s licenses went to illegal aliens last year,” Kant explained. “And Democrats seem more than well-aware how that works to their advantage, as evidenced in an email revealed by WikiLeaks in October, sent by Clinton campaign manager John Podesta on Feb. 3, 2015, indicating he is not troubled by voter fraud.”
Unintentionally shooting his own party in the foot, Podesta pointed out in the email how easy it is for illegals to use easily acquired identification cards to vote illegally.
“On the picture ID, the one thing I have thought of in that space is that if you show up on Election Day with a drivers license with a picture, attest that you are a citizen, you have a right to vote in Federal elections,” he pointed out.
In fact, undercover investigators for Project Veritas were told by an activist for the Democratic party that his party has been rigging elections for half a century in America.
“You know what? We’ve been busing people in to deal with you [expletives] for 50 years, and we’re not going to stop now,” said Americans United for Change Field Director Scott Foval, according to WND.
Kant insists that rife voter fraud has not been exposed in the U.S. because federal government over the past eight years has been run by the Democrats – and the feds determine whether or not such information is investigated, and therefore publicized. Studies show that Democrats do not have a problem with illegal elections when they work in their favor.
“A Rasmussen Reports poll earlier this year found that 53 percent of the Democratic Party supports letting illegals vote, even though it’s against the law,” Investors Business Daily stated. “It’s pretty clear why Leftist get-out-the-vote groups openly urge noncitizens to vote during election time, and the registration process is notoriously loose.”
This is also corroborated by Fund and von Spakovsky, who attest that Obama not only allowed voter fraud, but supported it.
“The Obama administration did everything it could to avoid complying with requests from states to verify voter registration records against federal records of legal noncitizens and illegal immigrants who have been detained by law enforcement to find noncitizens who have illegally registered and voted,” the two noted, adding that Christian Adams – a former attorney for the Justice Department – testified under oath that he witnessed then-Deputy Assistant Attorney General Julie Fernandes telling DOJ prosecutors at a November 2009 meeting that the Obama administration would not be enforcing federal law that requires local officials to remove illegitimate names from their voter rolls.
“The Justice Department has also opposed every effort by states – such as Kansas, Arizona, Alabama and Georgia – to implement laws that require individuals registering to vote to provide proof of citizenship,” the experts revealed. “This despite evidence that noncitizens are indeed registering and casting ballots. In 2015, one Kansas county began offering voter registration at naturalization ceremonies. Election officials soon discovered about a dozen new Americans who were already registered – and who had voted as noncitizens in multiple elections. These blatant attempts to prevent states from learning if they have a real problem with illegal votes makes it impossible to learn if significant numbers of noncitizens and others are indeed voting illegally – perhaps enough to make up the margin in some close elections.”
Now that a Republican with a desire to set the record straight through a probe is in the White House, it is believed that it is just a matter of time before the massive voter fraud taking place over the past eight-plus years is exposed.
Copyright American Family News. Reprinted with permission.