Two White House officials recently defended President Donald Trump's assertions of voting fraud in the 2016 election (video below).
Senior Policy Adviser Stephen Miller was asked on ABC News' "This Week" on Feb. 12 about Trump's claim that thousands of voters were bused into New Hampshire, a state that Trump lost.
Host George Stephanopoulos asked Miller, "Do you have that evidence?" and Miller insisted it was true:
I, actually, having worked before on a campaign in New Hampshire, I can tell you this issue of busing voters into New Hampshire is widely known by anyone who has worked in New Hampshire politics. It's very real. It's very serious. This morning on this show is not the venue for me to lay out all the evidence.
Miller went on to say "voter fraud is a serious problem in this country," claiming millions of people are registered in two states, dead people are registered and 14 percent of noncitizens are registered per "academic research."
Stephanopoulos asked Miller again if he had any evidence about people being bused into New Hampshire to vote. Miller told Stephanopoulos to go to New Hampshire and ask anyone who has worked in politics in the state about voter fraud.
Stephanopoulos asked Miller again for any evidence of voter fraud in New Hampshire. Miller went on to cite Kansas' Secretary of State Kris Kobach as confirmation that massive voting fraud was true.
Miller told Stephanopoulos to invite Kobach on the show to walk him through the voter fraud evidence.
Stephanopoulos told Miller that he "provided absolutely no evidence," but Miller said the White House had provided "enormous evidence" on voter fraud.
Stephanopoulos told Miller that he provided "zero evidence" that Trump was the victim of voter fraud in New Hampshire, and "zero evidence" that Trump would have won the popular vote against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton if 3-5 million undocumented immigrants had not voted.
The Associated Press reports that incidents of voter fraud have been in single digits over recent elections in New Hampshire, and that a Pew Research study released in 2012 did not assert that there was voting fraud, but rather poor record-keeping.
A study by Old Dominion University researchers estimated that 14 percent of noncitizens registered to vote, but when challenged the researchers admitted that their findings were not precise, AP reports.
The researchers made a "best guess" that 6.4 percent of noncitizens voted in 2008, and that 2.2 percent voted in 2010.
White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked on MSNBC on Feb. 12 about the assertion that 3-5 million undocumented immigrants voted (video below).
"Look, I don’t know how many different voters voted illegally, but I do know that they exist," Sanders told MSNBC. "In my home state of Arkansas, there was a judge that was caught with I think roughly 180 ballots sitting on his kitchen table, so to pretend like voter fraud isn’t something real and doesn’t exist is laughable."
Sanders may have been referring to 160 absentee ballots for a mayoral election in Hot Springs, Arkansas, that had not been counted one day after Election Day.
The ballots were locked in a vault, which is where they were supposed to be stored, noted KLRT.