Butterfield: Trump Voter Fraud Claim ‘Completely Unsubstantiated’

Jan 25, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s claim that up to 5 million votes were cast illegally in the 2016 presidential election:

“Donald Trump’s claim that millions of ‘illegal’ votes are what cost him the popular vote in the presidential election is completely unsubstantiated.

“If there really were millions of votes cast illegally like President Trump is suggesting, then it is hard to believe that every one of those votes were cast in support of Secretary Clinton.

“By calling into question the administration of this election, Donald Trump is also calling into question the legitimacy of his presidency.

“It’s time for President Trump to either show us his proof of this purported voter fraud or concede that most Americans who voted cast their ballot against his divisive rhetoric and regressive policy agenda.”