Pence filling out voter fraud task force

Pence filling out voter fraud task force

Vice President Pence is in the process of selecting members for a White House task force investigating President Trump's unproven claims that millions of cases of voter fraud cost him the popular vote in last year's election.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer mentioned the development with little fanfare during Wednesday's press conference.

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"He’s announcing that Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceSome WH aides anxious over Russia probe despite reassurances from Trump lawyer: report Paul Krugman unwittingly fulfills fiscal fantasies for Republicans Ex-Pence aide on Rosie: She promised to leave US if Trump won and she's still here MORE will lead a task force on this," Spicer said when asked about Trump's accusations that 3 million to 5 million people voted illegally in 2016. The White House so far has not offered evidence that so many people filed illegal ballots.

"He named the task force, and the vice president is starting to gather names and individuals to be a part of it.”

Spicer did not elaborate about the potential membership of the task force or provide a timeline for its creation.

In the days after his inauguration, Trump took to Twitter to rehash his assertion that millions voted illegally in the presidential election. While Trump won the Electoral College and thus the presidency, Democrat Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonO’Malley tells Dems not to fear Trump FBI informant gathered years of evidence on Russian push for US nuclear fuel deals, including Uranium One, memos show Pelosi blasts California Republicans for supporting tax bill MORE beat him in the popular vote.