Trump calls for ‘major investigation’ into voter fraud


ABC News reports that President Donald Trump vowed this morning to launch “a major investigation” into alleged voter fraud, providing little detail.

“I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and …” Trump tweeted today, adding in a second tweet, “even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!”

Trump offered no further information on what such an investigation would entail.

The President’s tweets:

Glenn Reynolds over at Instapundit notices something funny about todays Media Narrative

PRESS: The election was hacked.

TRUMP: There was a lot of voter fraud.

PRESS: That’s ridiculous. Where’s your evidence? I demand an investigation!

TRUMP: Okay, we’ll do an investigation: President Donald Trump Vows to Launch ‘Major Investigation’ Into Alleged Voter Fraud.

 a commenter over at Instapundit had this observation:

Reporting from Chicago, as recently as 1982, there was a raft of prosecutions in connection with the estimated 100,000 fraudulent ballots in that election.

For those of you who don’t follow such things, that was roughly 10% of the total votes from Chicago at the time. Now, my best guess is that the volume of fraud is down from 1982 but until there is another investigation, we have no way of knowing.

More recently, after doing a little investigation, CBS recently identified 119 dead people have voted a total of 229 times in Chicago in the last decade.

These cases are blatant and are relatively easy to identify. When you add multiple voting (same voter registered in multiple precincts), absentee ballot abuse (fraudulent addresses/registrations, nursing home based voter fraud, etc.), and folks who don’t have the right to vote, I suspect the number of fraudulent votes in Chicago would go up significantly. Hopefully, we’re down from the historical levels, but I have no doubt that some of the old Chicago habits linger on in some precincts.

Source: Instapundit