President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday, January 25, that he is officially looking into voter fraud from the recent election, although such claims have been widely debunked.
In November, Trump won the electoral college over Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton with 304 votes compared to Clinton’s 227. However, the former secretary of state, 69, won the popular vote by nearly 3 million.
On Monday, Trump claimed during a meeting with congressional leaders that 3 to 5 million illegal votes cost him the popular vote. The following day, White House press secretary Sean Spicer defended the statement despite the lack of evidence. (According to New York magazine, Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon, is registered to vote in two states.)
Trump, so far, appears to be keeping his campaign promise that he will seek to deport illegal immigrants and fortify our border with Mexico. “Big day planned on NATIONAL SECURITY tomorrow. Among many other things, we will build the wall!” he tweeted on Tuesday. He previously said that Mexico will pay for the wall, but for now American taxpayers will be expected to front the bill.