President Donald Trump estimated that three to five million illegals had caused him to lose the popular vote, which Hillary Clinton carried by 2.8 million votes. Trump duly launched a commission on voter fraud headed by vice president Mike Pence and Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach. That probe had Democrats bellowing through their bullhorns.
“There’s simply no evidence of widespread voter fraud in this country. Period.” That was California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, 84, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, who is seeking another term next year. As it happens, Hillary Clinton’s popular vote victory was entirely due to California, where she got more than 4.3 million votes than Trump. Could any of those votes been fraudulent? California’s secretary of state Alex Padilla won’t let anybody see the data.
“California’s participation would only serve to legitimize the false and already debunked claims of massive voter fraud made by the President, the Vice President, and Mr. Kobach,” Padilla said in a statement. “The President’s Commission is a waste of taxpayer money and a distraction from the real threats to the integrity of our elections today: aging voting systems and documented Russian interference in our elections.”
As Fusion GPS confirms, the Russian interference tilted to Hillary’s side. As that story plays out, an investigation by the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service has turned up evidence about how illegals do in fact vote.
hat-tip Scott of the Pacific