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VOTE: President Trump will probably launch a voter fraud investigation, but to what extent?

Should there be a bipartisan-supported and wide-reaching investigation, or a more focused one?


Tatiana Baez
January 26, 2017 7:45PM (UTC)

Not only did Donald Trump win the election, but he was also already sworn in on Jan. 20. In other words, there's no going back. President Trump still seems to be sticking to his "alternative facts" when it comes to the election results though.

Although Trump won with his Electoral College votes, his opponent Hillary Clinton destroyed him in the popular vote, garnering almost 3 million more. Unsurprisingly, traditionally blue (and highly populated) states California and New York went to Clinton.

Trump announced on Twitter yesterday that he will launch an investigation into the election results. White House press secretary Sean Spicer indicated during his press briefing on Wednesday that “big states” like California and New York would likely be the focus of the probe.

“This is not just about the 2016 election. This is about the integrity of our voting system,” Spicer said.

Spicer was asked to explain Trump’s newfound doubt since his legal team had argued that the election was “not tainted by fraud” when Green Party candidate Jill Stein was contesting the results in Michigan.

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Was there actually voter fraud? Who knows. Should the investigation be wide-reaching, or only focus on the states Trump and Spicer singled out? Vote above.


Tatiana Baez

Tatiana Baez is mostly Salon's social media coordinator, but she also writes here and elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn and tweets.

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