It’s not enough for Donald Trump that he won the election and became the 45th President of the United States. Trump demands, in true Orwellian fashion, that the facts of his victory be rewritten, as he cannot tolerate having lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by over 3 million votes.
To explain away this inconsistency which does not reconcile with his delusional belief that the American people adore him, Trump has continued to push, for months now, a completely nonsensical narrative of three to five million illegal immigrants illegally voting.
He has offered no evidence to substantiate this charge, and an election commissioner with the Federal Elections Commission has told our dear leader to prove his case or to sit down and be quiet.
Trump’s long-running lie began at the end of November when he tweeted, “In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”
In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2016
There have been numerous other incidents where Trump has attempted to assert to his supporters, colleagues, and members of the media that voter fraud on a massive scale transpired. He even went so far as to announce a massive investigation into the fake scandal, with his lapdog Vice President Mike Pence leading the fruitless charge. Much to the delight of individuals in favor of logic and rationality Commissioner Ellen Weintraub dropped the hammer on Trump with a brutal statement. She, in part, said:
I therefore call upon President Trump to immediately share his evidence with the public and with the appropriate law-enforcement authorities so that his allegations may be investigated promptly and thoroughly.
Weintraub’s full statement can be read below:
— Ellen L Weintraub (@EllenLWeintraub) February 10, 2017
The statement by Weintraub is curious as it is true that she is a registered Democrat, but she was also appointed by former President George W. Bush to her post.
There has been absolutely no evidence to substantiate millions of individuals committing voter fraud, and the shear size and scope of the conspiracy theory is far too complicated to be believed. Previously Trump cited a study by Pew Charitable Trust entitled, “Inaccurate, Costly and Inefficient: Evidence That America’s Voter Registration System Needs an Upgrade.”
While the study pointed out that there are flaws and weaknesses in certain aspects of America’s voting system that could lead to voter fraud, it did not definitively offer evidence that voter fraud had taken place — let alone on such a grand scale as Trump has claimed.
Coupling this information with the confirmed fact that Trump does not read, either through laziness or the inability to comprehend complex sentences, one can understand why he would cite the study. He read the headline and that was good enough for him. When Trump was confronted with the actual facts of the study he said, “Really? Then why did he write the report?” The little things are often lost on Trump.
Every single Secretary of State, except for Kansas, reported they had no evidence in which to indicate a massive voter fraud conspiracy. Did they admit there were instances of irregularities and accusations of voter fraud? Of course they did, and this is to be expected.
When dealing with over 130 million votes there will be outliers and individuals who attempted to bend the system. However, for Trump to assert that millions of illegal immigrants all voted against him? The scenario just doesn’t logically follow and soon enough Trump will be forced to answer for his months of bloviating. His confidence in the matter does give one pause, as he acts like a man who knows something the rest of the public does not and it makes one wonder just what exactly he has under his sleeve. Considering Trump’s penchant for lying and fabricating stories to fit his narrative along with his “desperate search for a ‘Reichstag Fire,’” nothing should be put past him.
Lou Colagiovanni is an investigative journalist living in Las Vegas who specializes in politics and crime. His work has been highlighted all over the world and he is regularly featured on television and radio.