The president and his aides have yet to provide any verifiable facts to back up his claim, and analyses of the election found virtually no confirmed cases of voter fraud, let alone millions of fraudulent votes. The National Association of Secretaries of State, which represents many of the country's state elections officials, said in a statement Tuesday that it is “not aware of any evidence that supports the voter fraud claims made by President Trump.” Trump's campaign attorneys fought recount attempts in several states by Green Party candidate Jill Stein and stated in a recent court filing, “All available evidence suggests that the 2016 general election was not tainted by fraud or mistake.”
Trump reiterated his call for an investigation during an interview with ABC News that aired Wednesday night. In defending himself, the president lashed out at the author of a 2012 Pew Center study that Trump and his team have pointed to as evidence of widespread fraud, even though the study showed no such thing. Trump said that despite what fellow Republicans and experts might say on the matter, “millions” of his supporters agree with him.
“We're going to launch an investigation to find out,” Trump said. “And I will say this. Of those votes cast, none of them come to me. None of them come to me. They would all be for the other side. None of them come to me. But when you look at the people that are registered: dead, illegal, and two states. And some cases, maybe three states? We have a lot to look into.”