Posted by: maboulette | February 8, 2017

Majority Does Not Believe In Widespread Voter Fraud


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A majority of Americans do not believe that millions of illegal immigrants voted in the 2016 presidential election, so says new poll.

QUINNIPLAC UNIVERSITY

According to a Quinnipiac University survey that was released last Wednesday, 61 % of responders said they do not believe President Trump’s claim that that 3 million to 5 million non-citizens voted in the presidential election.  A minority of 28%, however, remains convinced the claim is accurate, the poll finds.

SURVEY

The survey also revealed that Americans are divided on what they see as the biggest problem concerning presidential elections.  While 33% of responders believe that voter suppression is the largest problem, 30% are committed it is voter fraud; while 29% are more concerned about outside intervention in elections.

TRUMP CLAIMS

President Trump has repeatedly claimed that millions of illegal immigrants voted in the 2016 election, and has promised to launch a full investigation into the matter headed up by Vice President Mike Pence.

“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). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!” Trump said in a pair of tweets in January.

INTERVIEW

In a Sunday interview, he promised Pence would supervise a special commission to examine voter fraud, which Trump said is “really a bad situation, it’s really bad.”

NO DATA

The president’s claim about voter fraud — which has not been backed up by data — has been a topic of debate since his election.

POLL

Quinnipiac University poll surveyed a pool of 1,155 voters nationwide Feb. 2-6.  The margin of error is 2.9%

This type of outlandish theory is often brought to the public arena by conspiracy theorists such as Alex Jones who is a supporter of Trump.

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