President Trump has some harsh words for the nearly nonexistent group of people considering defrauding the voting system on Tuesday.
In a Monday tweet, Trump brought up his old nemesis: "ILLEGAL VOTING." Reflecting his longstanding claim that people are defrauding the electoral system at the polls, Trump warned that "law enforcement" will "watch closely" this Election Day to make sure there's no wrongdoing.
Trump has a long history of whipping up hysteria around the idea of voter fraud. He continually claimed the 2016 election would be "rigged" against him, though he ended up winning it. He created an "Election Integrity Commission" to investigate voter fraud, but dissolved it amid opposition from nearly every state in the nation. Despite these failures, Trump has continued to push the idea that people are rampantly voting under multiple names, or in multiple elections. Experts continually counter these claims — a Harvard University study found a roughly 0 percent chance that noncitizens voted in recent American elections, and a Dartmouth College study found "no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election."
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