I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2017
even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2017
President Donald Trump was on the offensive via his personal Twitter account, again making calls for a "major investigation" into voter fraud claims that are largely unsubstantiated.
Trump claimed voter fraud over his incorrect belief that he lost the popular vote in November because of "millions" of illegal votes.
The White House has not yet explained how the investigation would work, but Trump's tweets detailed that he wants to cover "those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal" and "those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time)".
The National Association of Secretaries of State, the organization that represents many of the country's state election officials issued a statement:
“We are not aware of any evidence that supports the voter fraud claims made by President Trump, but we are open to learning more about the administration’s concerns.”