Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Monday that he has advised President Donald Trump on how to “go after” voter fraud.
White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller cited Kobach as an expert on voter fraud issues in an interview Sunday.
During an appearance on “Fox and Friends” Monday, Kobach said that he had not been in touch with Vice President Mike Pence about his potential commission on voter fraud, but that he had spoken to the President about it.
“I’ve actually spoken with the President himself about this problem, and we’ve talked about various ways you can go after this problem, you can find those people who are criminally voting illegally,” Kobach said. “And, by the way, many of the people in Kansas have been voting in multiple elections we have found. So yes, there is a way to go after it, and I think the federal government will do it.”
Trump claimed in late November that he would have won the popular vote “if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.” The President cited no evidence supporting the claim. Trump has reportedly brought up what he claims is massive illegal voting in several instances since the election.
Kobach in the interview referenced “115 cases of known non-citizens who either got on our voter rolls in Kansas or who attempted to get on our voter rolls.” And, based on a “statistical analysis,” he said, there could be “as many as 18,000 cases of aliens on our voter rolls or people who attempted to get on the voter rolls and are not citizens,” in Kansas.