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Trump offers no evidence of voter fraud as he insists there's 'no choice' but to investigate widespread voter fraud

President Trump insisted Wednesday that there is "no choice" but to investigate voter fraud. "We want to make America great again. We have to protect the integrity of the vote and our voters," Trump said during an appearance at the first meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. Trump formed the commission after claiming, without any evidence, that he lost the popular vote because millions voted illegally in the 2016 presidential election.

Trump didn't offer any evidence Wednesday, but he did detail some conversations he supposedly had with concerned citizens. Trump said the issue is "very important" to him because people told him during and after the presidential election that they were worried about "voter inconsistencies and irregularities, which they saw — in some cases having to do with very large numbers of people in certain states." Experts have uncovered zero evidence of widespread voter fraud in the election and noted that voter fraud is actually quite rare.

Despite the obvious lack of proof, Trump said he's very much looking forward to sharing the commission's findings so "the full truth will be known and exposed."

Catch a snippet of Trump's speech below. Becca Stanek