Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has collected over 800,000 votes from undocumented citizens on Election Night last year.
Jesse Richman, political scientists of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, has joined forces with other colleagues to conduct an unprecedented research on illegal voting following Mr. Trump’s claim that Hillary had the help of over 5 million undocumented voters.
Richman’s research found that 6.4% of the 20 million adult noncitizens in the country cast their ballots on November 8, 2016. He extrapolated that the percentage equaled about 834,381 votes for Hillary, who won approximately 2.8 million votes more than Trump.
Richman found that Hillary would’ve won 81% of the illegal votes.
“Is it plausible that non-citizen votes added to Clinton’s margin? Yes,” he wrote. “Is it plausible that non-citizen votes account for the entire nation-wide popular vote margin held by Clinton? Not at all.”
Nonetheless, the research is important in that Hillary may have even won a state with all these irregular votes, or she would’ve at least finished worse than she did.
President Trump recently made an unsubstantiated claim that Hillary secured a little less than half a dozen million votes either from dead or illegal votes or from people voting more than once.
He returned to the issue Thursday in Philadelphia, where he spoke to congressional Republicans mapping this year’s legislative calendar.
“We also need to keep the ballot box safe from illegal voting,” the president said. “And, believe me, you take a look at what’s registering, folks. Take a look at what’s registering. We are going to protect the integrity of the ballot box, and we are going to defend the votes of the American citizen, so important.”
The media community also responded to Trump’s unfounded claim, with left-leaning commentators saying there’s no proof of fraud has been found yet.
Jake Tapper of CNN said it was “a stunning allegation for which the White House is providing no evidence. And there is a reason they are providing no evidence — there is no evidence. It is not true.”
“The most bizarre lie of Donald Trump’s presidency so far is his claim of widespread voter fraud in an election he won,” according to Esquire.com.
Prominent conservative figures, however, begged to differ, claiming that noncitizen voting is unconstitutional, ergo a fraud.
“Most voters are never asked for voter ID, so it is dishonest to suggest that with the tens of millions of illegal and legal aliens here, there is no voter fraud,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “If the key Old Dominion study results on the 2008 election are applied to 2016 — 1.41 million aliens may have voted illegally, with 1.13 million voting for Democrats.”
“A federal voter fraud investigation is long overdue,” he added. “It would be a simple matter of analyzing voter registration databases against federal databases of aliens and deceased individuals. Why is the left afraid to even ask the questions? The jig is up.”
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