Michael J. Truncale, one of President Trump’s judicial nominees, said Wednesday he’s personally witnessed incidents of voter fraud while serving as an election judge in Texas.
He made the revelation under questioning by Sen. Mazie Hirono, Hawaii Democrat, who objected to comments Mr. Truncale had made in 2014 about the prevalence of voter fraud. She said the problem is not widespread.
Mr. Truncale, a Texas lawyer who previously ran for Congress in 2012 and is now Mr. Trump’s pick for a district judgeship, said he couldn’t say how widespread the problem is, but said he’d seen instances in Jefferson County.
“I was once an election judge and had people from other states come by wanting to vote and I denied their ballot because they weren’t even Texans, or properly registered, so I’ve seen that,” Mr. Truncale said.