Grimes: "No room for alternative facts" when it comes to election administration

01/25/2017 09:17 AM

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is firing back against claims of massive voter fraud by President Donald Trump.

On Tuesday, the White House said President Trump believes millions voted illegally in the November election. By Wednesday, Trump dug in on the position asserting that illegal immigrants gave former Democratic rival Hillary Clinton a nearly 3 million victory in the popular vote.

Trump tweeted on Wednesday that he would be asking for a “major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and….even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!”

As the New York Times noted, lawyers for Trump argued that there was no evidence for voter fraud when Green Party candidate Jill Stein fought for recounts in several Midwestern states.

On Tuesday evening, Grimes issued a statement calling the allegations from Trump “completely unsubstantiated.”

“President Trump’s assertion that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election is completely unsubstantiated,” she said. “It’s simply not true. Continual false claims regarding the integrity of our voting process should offend every voter of every political persuasion. There’s no room for alternative facts or reality when it comes to our election administration.”

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