McConnell: ‘There’s No Evidence’ That Voter Fraud Changed Election Outcome

February 15, 2017 7:57 a.m.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Tuesday shot down President Donald Trump’s repeated claims that millions of “illegal” votes cost him the popular vote in the 2016 election.

“There’s no evidence that enough votes were stolen to change the outcome of the election,” McConnell said in an interview taped Tuesday for MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

However, McConnell told Joe Scarborough that he believes voter fraud is an issue, even if it is not widespread.

“I do want to point out, Joe, though, the democratic myth that voter fraud is a fiction is not true. We have had a series of significant cases in Kentucky over the years. There is voter fraud in the country. So the notion that something, for example, like photo I.D. at the polls is an effort to suppress the vote is patently absurd,” he said. “But there’s no evidence that there was significant enough voter fraud to affect the outcome of the presidential election.”

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