Kansas secretary of State claims 'in excess of a million' people may have fraudulently voted

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Monday he believes “in excess of a million” people may have fraudulently voted in the 2016 election “if you take the whole country” into account.
“We do know that there’s a very large number, and it will be impossible to ever know what the exact number is of non-citizens voting," Kobach told Fox Business Network's Neil Cavuto on "Cavuto Coast to Coast." "I think it probably was [millions]. … If you take the whole country, I think it is probably in excess of a million, if you take the entire country for sure."

There is no evidence of the widespread voter fraud claims made by Kobach and President Trump.


Kobach, a ally of President Trump and a transition aide, said the million-plus number is only "a projection."

“That is a projection, but if you took that projection and applied it to the numbers today, you’d be talking about in excess of 3 million aliens voting," said Kobach. "But to actually nail it down at a state-by-state level, that’s the job of the secretary of State.  

"So for example, we’ve presented evidence in this court case of 115 individuals that we have identified on our voter rolls, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.”

In an earlier appearance on "Fox and Friends," Kobach referred to “115 cases of known non-citizens who either got on our voter rolls in Kansas or who attempted to get on our voter rolls.”

Kobach went on to say that Trump — who has repeatedly cited voter fraud as the reason he lost the popular vote to Democrat Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats worry negative images are defining White House Heller won't say if Biden won election Whitmer trailing GOP challenger by 6 points in Michigan governor race: poll MORE — may have actually been helped by fraudulent votes as well.   

“Yep, that’s theoretically possible too," he said of Trump receiving fraudulent votes. "There’s no question. One of the great thing about the American system is that your vote is confidential so we don’t know which person that individual voted for who voted fraudulently."

Trump senior adviser Stephen Miller was slammed Sunday and Monday after claiming in a round of Sunday morning political show interviews that voter fraud occurred in the 2016 election without offering tangible proof. 

Kobach also made an appearance on CNN Monday, which ended with a back and forth with anchor Kate Bolduan, who pressed him for evidence.

After the interview, Kobach took issue with CNN's chyron, which read during the interview: "Trump aide repeats false claims of voter fraud."