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President Trump announces investigation over baseless claims of mass voter fraud

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday his intention to investigate the possibility of voter fraud in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. President Trump has repeatedly claimed that "millions" of people voted illegally in the election, although such allegations are unsubstantiated.

"I will 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," Trump tweeted. "Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!"

Trump's declaration comes hours after CNN's Jake Tapper challenged the White House to provide evidence to back up Trump's claims: "There is a reason they are providing no evidence," Tapper said. "There is no evidence ― it is not true."