Trump’s attorneys: ‘No evidence’ of voter fraud


President Trump’s call for a “major investigation” into voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election is at odds with legal filings in his name that state plainly “there is no evidence” that such fraud occurred on a large scale.

“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),” the president tweeted Wednesday morning.

However, in a filing after former Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein requested a recount in Michigan, Trump’s attorneys said there was no evidence of voter fraud, Business Insider reported.

“On what basis does Stein seek to disenfranchise Michigan citizens? None really, save for speculation,” the filing reads. “All available evidence suggests that the 2016 general election was not tainted by fraud or mistake.”

{mosads}The lawyers claimed the purpose of Stein’s recount was “to sow doubts regarding the legitimacy of the presidential election.”

They submitted similar claims in the Pennsylvania recount filing.

“On what basis does Stein seek to disenfranchise the voters of the Keystone state?” it read. “None really. There is no evidence — or even any allegation — that any tampering with Pennsylvania’s voting systems actually occurred.”

Trump has frequently made allegations that voter fraud in the election resulted in his loss of the popular vote. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by more than 2.8 million votes, but Trump won the Electoral College.

“In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally,” he tweeted after Election Day.

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