As promised, Trump empanels White House commission to examine extent of voter fraud
Following Donald Trump’s final debate with Hillary Clinton, he was pilloried by the establishment press and his Democratic rival because …
Following Donald Trump’s final debate with Hillary Clinton, he was pilloried by the establishment press and his Democratic rival because he said he would not immediately accept the results of the Nov. 8 election if he believed there had been balloting shenanigans.
“I will look at it at the time,” Trump said in response to a moderator’s question on the matter. “I will keep you in suspense.”
“That’s horrifying,” Clinton replied. “Let’s be clear about what he is saying and what that means. He is denigrated – he is talking down our democracy. And I am appalled that someone who is the nominee of one of our two major parties would take that position.”
On Election Day, Politico reported, Trump still would not commit. “I want to see what happens, you know, how it goes,” he told Newsradio WTVN.
Trump had explained a number of times in the intervening weeks between his last debate appearance and Nov. 8 that his concern was over the potential for voter fraud, which he believes not only exists (it does) but is rampant – much more so than Democrats want to admit, mostly because it benefits them. (Related: Any election without nationwide mandatory voter ID is a farce… Democrats hate democracy.)
The Democratic and media complaints about Trump’s potentially not accepting the election results is hypocritical and ironic, given that now they are the ones who have not accepted Trump’s victory, falsely claiming that he “colluded with Russia” to steal the election.
Nevertheless, in keeping with his pre-election promise to look into the issue, the president signed an executive order Thursday empowering a new White House-directed commission to get to the bottom of it once and for all and find out just how widespread the problem really is.