“Donald Trump’s Next Big Lie”

Marc Elias has posted this piece at Medium:

Before his executive order aimed at keeping US Green Card holders and refugees out of the country based on their religion, much of President Trump’s time was spent last week nursing his fixation with his popular vote loss to Hillary Clinton. In an early morning tweet last Wednesday, Trump called for a “major investigation” into voter fraud, claiming that “millions” of illegal votes were cast in the 2016 General Election. As Trump’s own attorneys have recognized — millions of illegal votes were not cast in the General Election and there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud. Trump’s concerns about voter fraud are not based on facts. Rather, they are alternative facts — aka lies — meant to confuse voters, signal Republican legislators to ramp up their efforts to enact restrictive voting laws, and provide comfort for vote suppressors.


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