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Vice President Pence To Create Voter Fraud Task Force

| by Ray Brown

Vice President Mike Pence is creating a task force to investigate unproven allegations of voter fraud.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer mentioned the plan when asked about President Donald Trump's repeated accusations that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 presidential election, according to The Hill.

"[Trump is] announcing that Vice President Mike Pence will lead a task force on this," Spicer said on Feb. 22. "He named the task force, and the vice president is starting to gather names and individuals to be a part of it."

Although he won the electoral college and, therefore, the presidency, Trump lost the popular vote to former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton by more than 3 million votes.

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Since being sworn into the White House on Jan. 20, Trump has often alleged that voter fraud was the reason for his popular vote loss.

"The White House has provided enormous evidence with respect to voter fraud, with respect to people being registered in more than one state," White House policy adviser Stephen Miller said, ABC News reports.

Miller added: "Voter fraud is a serious problem in this country."

But Miller also declined to reveal the evidence he claims has already been laid out.

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Corey Lewandowski, Trump's former campaign manager, told the Axe Files in an interview posted on Feb. 20 that he didn't believe any voter fraud occurred in New Hampshire.

“I live on the border,” Lewandowski said on the podcast, according to The Huffington Post. “I didn’t see buses coming across the line to say that, hey, we’ve moved up from Massachusetts."

USA Today notes that Trump's voter fraud claims do not align with several studies that claim voter fraud is not a widespread problem, much less one that can decide elections.

Sources: The Hill, USA Today, The Huffington Post, ABC News / Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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