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President Trump Pushes Voter Fraud Myths

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.

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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Front page image via Flickr user Michael Vadon, CC by 2.0.