In reversal, Trump calls for "major investigation" into voter fraud

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After renewing his charge earlier in the week that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 elections, President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he would ask for a “major investigation” into voter fraud.

“Depending on the results, we will strengthen up voting procedures,” Mr. Trump tweeted this morning.

The president tweeted early Wednesday that the measures will affect those registered to vote in more than one state, "those who are illegal and even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time)."

The announcement was a reversal from a day earlier, when White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that there were no plans for any such investigation, repeatedly saying that the President simply believed there was voting fraud, but was confident in the outcome of the election.

 

 

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