President Donald Trump tweeted early Wednesday that he is ordering a “major investigation” into voter fraud, revisiting unsubstantiated claims he’s made repeatedly about a rigged voting system.
The investigation, he said, will look at those registered to vote in more than one state, “those who are illegal and … even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time).”
Depending on results, Trump tweeted, “we will strengthen up voting procedures!”
Trump has been fixated on his loss of the popular vote in the election and a persistent frustration that the legitimacy of his presidency is being challenged by Democrats and the media, aides and associates say.
His exaggerations about inauguration crowds and false assertions about illegal balloting have been distractions as advisers’ have tried to launch his presidency with a flurry of actions on the economy.
He won the election but lost the popular vote. It was an amazing win against all expectations. So why is he so obsessed over trying to claim he won the popular vote also, when he clearly didn’t. It’s a distraction that his narcissism fuels.