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.”

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or nicholas.storm@charter.com.

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