The mainstream media treated President-Elect Trump with derision when he said he would’ve taken the popular vote in addition to the Electoral College vote if it weren’t for millions of fraudulent votes.
The Hillary-bots treated such comments as the ravings of a madman, and the leftist press averred that he was just spouting wild conspiracy theories.
It’s outrageously ironic that liberals should talk of conspiracy theory, given the insane Russia lies, but that’s a different subject.
Anyway, it turns out Trump was neither mad nor were these statements of his without merit.
While there might not have been the five million fraudulent votes he claimed, new evidence has surfaced to support the claim that there were perhaps one million fraudulent votes, hardly an insignificant number.
According to the Washington Times:
Hillary Clinton garnered more than 800,000 votes from noncitizens on Nov. 8, an approximation far short of President Trump’s estimate of up to 5 million illegal voters but supportive of his charges of fraud.
“Political scientist Jesse Richman of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, has worked with colleagues to produce groundbreaking research on noncitizen voting, and this week he posted a blog in response to Mr. Trump’s assertion.
Based on national polling by a consortium of universities, a report by Mr. Richman said 6.4 percent of the estimated 20 million adult noncitizens in the U.S. voted in November.
He extrapolated that that percentage would have added 834,381 net votes for Mrs. Clinton, who received about 2.8 million more votes than Mr. Trump.”
Let the left digest those numbers and try to refute Mr. Richman’s research. That is, if they are as eager for the truth to be revealed as they claim to be.
While those votes were not enough to flip the popular vote away from Mrs. Clinton, it would’ve tightened up the race considerably, and add credence to President Trump’s claim of massive voter fraud.
“‘Is it plausible that non-citizen votes added to Clinton’s margin? Yes,’ Mr. Richman wrote.
‘Is it plausible that non-citizen votes account for the entire nation-wide popular vote margin held by Clinton? Not at all.’
Still, the finding is significant because it means noncitizens may have helped Mrs. Clinton carry a state or finish better than she otherwise would have.“
To summarize. so far there is no evidence to support the claim that voter fraud caused Hillary to win the popular vote.
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However, voter fraud does explain almost one million of Hillary’s votes, meaning without that fraud, the popular vote would have been closer.
It is also possible that, depending on the distribution of the fraud, President Trump might have picked up one or two more states, thereby adding to his significant victory in the Electoral College.
And it supports one more position often expressed on these pages:
Fraud and corruption seem permanently attached to Hillary and infect everything she touches.
The fact that she no longer holds any position of political power in our country is a blessing for which we should be very thankful, and one we must never forget.