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After winning the presidential election in 2016, but losing the popular vote, President Trump announced he would've won the popular vote had it not been for the "millions of people who voted illegally." 

Despite having zero evidence to back up this claim, Trump eventually launched a voter fraud commission led by Vice President Mike Pence intended to investigate the issue.

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Nearly a year later, the Trump administration announced in a statement that it was dissolving its voter fraud commission due to lack of cooperation from states. 

Despite substantial evidence of voter fraud, many states have refused to provide the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity with basic information relevant to its inquiry. Rather than engage in endless legal battles at taxpayer expense, today President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order to dissolve the Commission, and he has asked the Department of Homeland Security to review its initial findings and determine next courses of action.
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Many believe this is proof that voter fraud isn't an actual problem.

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But Trump argues this only proves the "system is rigged" in favor of illegal voting, and it was "mostly Democrat States" that refused to comply.

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And Trump's supporters agree.

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But others still view voter fraud as a made-up issue designed to keep citizens from participating in the political process.

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The Washington Post found just four incidences of voter fraud—or 0.000002 percent of the ballots cast—in the entire 2016 presidential election. In cases in North Carolina and Texas, federal courts have ruled that laws enacted to prevent voter fraud were actually designed to disadvantage voters of color.

There wasn't evidence of widespread voter fraud before the election. There isn't evidence of widespread voter fraud afterward, either. In fact, there's not evidence of even modest voter fraud.
There is simply no evidence that fraudulent ballots played any significant role in the 2016 presidential election whatsoever.

Voter fraud is just a way for Republicans to disenfranchise voters of color who are likely to vote Democratic.

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