Vice President Mike Pence will lead a commission to investigate voter registration issues, President Donald Trump said today.
In an interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly before Super Bowl LI, Trump – who shortly after taking office told congressional lawmakers that 3 to 5 million illegal votes had cost him the popular vote against Hillary Clinton – reiterated his concerns about voter irregularities, saying he planned to task his vice president with looking into concerns over voter registration.
“I’m going to set up a commission … headed by Vice President Mike Pence, and we’re going to look at it very, very carefully,” Trump said.
Trump’s press secretary promised an investigation into the issue, although a rumored executive order to launch an inquiry has so far been postponed.
“It has to do with the registration, and when you look at the registration and you see dead people that have voted,” Trump said. “When you see people that are registered in two states, that have voted in two states, when you see other things, when you see illegals, people that are not citizens, and they are on the registration roles.”
(c) 2017, The Washington Post · Ashley Parker