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Jun 4, 2018

Weekly Primer: Republican Voters Believe Trump’s Voter Fraud Claims

President Trump’s insistent, baseless claims that millions of people voted illegally in 2016 appear to have convinced a significant number of Republicans. Forty-eight percent of Republicans said they believed 3 to 5 million people voted illegally, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll released last Sunday. That’s the number Trump once touted without a shred of evidence. Only 17 percent of Republicans said that they did not believe that 3 to 5 million voted illegally. The poll also found that Republicans — by a 56-point margin — said widespread voter fraud was a bigger problem than legitimate voters being prevented from voting. Democrats, meanwhile, said by a 23-point margin voter suppression was a bigger issue. Meanwhile, New Hampshire’s Secretary of State and Attorney General’s office both noted this week how few actual cases of voting fraud occurred in the state. New Hampshire Associate Attorney General Anne Edwards, for example, said this week that it had uncovered only five cases of wrongfully…

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