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1 in 4 voters believe millions of illegal votes were cast in the 2016 election

One in four voters in the United States believe that millions of illegal votes were cast in the 2016 presidential election, despite there being a dearth of evidence that proves such claims to be true, a Politico/Morning Consult survey has found.

The allegation, most prominently promoted by President Donald Trump, suggests that several million people committed voter fraud last year; 25 percent of registered voters said they agree with these claims. But "if the election was subject to voter fraud, 35 percent say it's more likely any improper votes benefited Trump, and 30 percent say they benefited Clinton," Politico reports.

Last week, President Trump promised to sign an executive order to investigate the baseless claims of voter fraud, but the action has so far been postponed.

The Politico/Morning Consult reached 1,991 registered voters between Jan. 26 and Jan. 28 and has a margin of error of 2 percent.