Just how big a problem is voter fraud?
Just a few weeks after his Election Day victory, then-President Elect Donald Trump turned a few heads by posting that he won not only the electoral college, but also the popular vote if you “deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”
It seemed like an irrelevant point to make. Not only had he already won, there was no evidence to suggest voter fraud on the scale Trump alleged. In fact, by the end of November, only four cases of voter fraud had been documented in the 2016 election. Of course, that doesn’t mean there were only four cases of voter fraud.
As The Federalist’s John Gibbs puts it, “does the fact that 109 people were cited for jaywalking in Seattle in 2009 mean that only 109 people jaywalked in Seattle that year? Does the fact that 103,733 people were cited for driving without a seat-belt in Tennessee in 2015 mean that only that many people were driving without seatbelt in Tennessee in 2015? Obviously not.”
President Donald Trump has since ordered the creation of a “Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity” to research voter fraud (which has been off to a rocky start), but it’s a private organization devoted to uncovering voter fraud that’s made progress since then.
According to Zero Hedge, the Election Integrity Project California had provided a list of 11 California counties that have more registered voters than voting-age citizens.