This isn’t the first time Trump has blasted out such uncorroborated claims on Twitter, in national interviews and elsewhere — and gone on to ask for an investigation into them. It’s not even the first of his 6 1/2-week presidency. (Remember those 3 million to 5 million he said he believes voted illegally, costing him the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton? She just so happened to beat him in that count by about 3 million votes. Trump has asked Vice President Pence to take it up. More on that below.)…
Trump’s claims culminated in him tweeting that he was going to be “asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and … even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!”
After Gregg Phillips with the conservative group VoteStand went on CNN claiming he had names of the 3 million people who voted illegally — but then refused to produce such a list — Trump tweeted out praise for him and said he was looking forward to seeing the results.
The president later said in a Fox News interview last month that he was going to tap Pence to investigate voter-fraud claims. Over a month later, Trump has not signed any executive order calling for an investigation or commission to do so.