Poll: Almost half of Republicans believe Trump won popular vote

Poll: Almost half of Republicans believe Trump won popular vote
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Nearly half of Republicans think President Trump won the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election, according to a new survey.

A poll conducted by two academic authors and published by The Washington Post shows 47 percent of Republicans believe Trump won the popular vote.

About three-quarters of Republicans, 73 percent, said voter fraud happens somewhat or very often, according to the poll.

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The poll was conducted from June 5 to 20 among 1,325 Americans. The survey focused on the 650 respondents who said they identified with or leaned toward the Republican Party.

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Trump has in the past claimed that millions of illegal votes were cast in the election, a claim that many officials have rebuked.

Earlier this year, Trump created the Election Integrity Commission to investigate his claims of voter fraud.

A similar poll last month showed 49 percent of Trump voters think he won the popular vote. But the Politico/Morning Consult poll conducted showed that overall, 59 percent of voters think Clinton won the popular vote.