FEC Commissioner Asks Trump To Release Evidence Of Voter Fraud

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February 11, 2017 1:01 p.m.

Federal Elections Commissioner Ellen Weintraub released a statement Friday calling on President Donald Trump to provide any information he might have about voter fraud in New Hampshire after reports that he told senators he believes that illegal voting cost him the state and cost former Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) her seat.

Weintraub notes that if voting fraud occurred in New Hampshire at such a scale as Trump reportedly alleged in the meeting, the result would be “thousands of
felony criminal offenses under New Hampshire law.”

The commissioner asked Trump to come forward with any information he has that would lead him to make claims of this nature.

“The President has issued an extraordinarily serious and specific charge,” she wrote. “Allegations of this magnitude cannot be ignored.”

Trump has not publicly commented on the state of the New Hampshire race, but has made baseless claims about widespread voter fraud nationally that he says cost him the popular vote in the 2016 election. He has not yet responded to the commissioner’s statement.

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