President Trump Pushes Voter Fraud Myths

January 24, 2017

Yesterday, President Donald Trump repeated the false claim that millions of illegal votes were cast in the 2016 election, a statement his spokesman, Sean Spicer, reiterated today.

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law released the following statement from President Michael Waldman:

“It is unprecedented in the country’s history for the President and the White House spokesman to push a lie of this magnitude about voting. These are not random conspiracy theorists on the Internet. These are the highest officials in the land.

“Election officials from across the country, leaders of his own party, every journalistic investigation, and the evidence we all saw with our own eyes confirms: this didn’t happen.

“The President of the United States should not be pushing fake news about our democracy. That’s what the country’s enemies do. It should not be what our leaders do.

"Trump swore to uphold the Constitution. That means upholding the right to vote. That should be his priority when it comes to our elections."

Read the Brennan Center Center’s fact sheet, Debunking the Voter Fraud Myth.

See our list of quotes from Republican election officials refuting Trump’s “rigged” election allegations.

For more information, or to set up an interview, please contact Rebecca Autrey at rebecca.autrey@nyu.edu or 646-292-8316.

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