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Trump pledges "investigation into voter fraud"

Trump pledges "investigation into voter fraud"U.S. President Donald Trump vowed this morning to launch "a major investigation" into alleged voter fraud, without providing much detail, ABC News said on Wednesday.

"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 before 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 and his administration are repeating the unsubstantiated assertion that millions of people illegally cast votes in the 2016 presidential election, a claim Trump first made after the election without giving evidence.

After winning the Electoral College but not the popular vote, Trump asserted in late-November that there had been "serious" voter fraud in three states. He also posted on Twitter that he would have won the popular vote "if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally."

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday afternoon that Trump "does believe that" millions of illegal ballots were cast in the presidential election, citing "studies and information" that were presented to him as the basis of this belief. Spicer said at the time, "maybe we will" investigate the alleged fraud.
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