10 Questions Trump & His Supporters Need to Answer About Absurd Claim ‘Millions Voted Illegally’

As most people are probably aware, once again, Donald Trump is pushing the conspiracy that the only reason why he lost the popular vote is because “3-5 million people voted illegally.” This is a great example showcasing how mentally unstable he is. His ego and insecurity are so massive that months after being declared the winner of an election, it’s still eating away at him that Hillary Clinton received 3 million more votes than he did.

What a sad and pathetic human being.

But being that Trump continues to push this nonsense, and millions of his supporters actually believe him, I thought I’d list 10 questions I’d like the media to ask Trump regarding his claim that “3-5 million people voted illegally.”

1. Why weren’t down-ballot races impacted by this supposed fraud? If there were “3-5 million illegal votes” cast, why didn’t congressional Democrats benefit from this massive influx of fraudulent votes? Outside of Trump’s “win,” there weren’t too many surprises during the 2016 election. There almost certainly would have been had “3-5 million” people “voted illegally.”

2. Being that Trump was the unexpected winner of the presidential election, if “3-5 million” people did “vote illegally,” wouldn’t the results of the election indicate that he would have been the one who benefitted? There was only one true “massive upset” that didn’t go along with what experts predicted would happen, and that was Trump “winning.” Common sense would then dictate that if anyone “benefitted” from illegal votes that no one could have accounted for, it would have been those candidates who unexpectedly won — like Trump.

3. Considering elections are run by the states, with cooperation from both parties (and their lawyers), are you aware that by believing this, you’re accusing many… many members of the Republican Party of being part of this conspiracy? For Trump’s conspiracy to be true, it would require both parties — in every single state — to have been “in on it.”

4. Isn’t it strange that Trump’s low number of 3 million just happens to be the threshold where he would have been declared the winner of the popular vote? Are you really so gullible to not see that the lowest number of “illegal votes” Trump’s claiming were cast just happens to be the number of votes that, if removed from Clinton’s tally, would make him the winner of the popular vote?

5. If Donald Trump really believes that voter fraud is so rampant, why didn’t he immediately launch an investigation into the results of the election? If Trump’s claims are to be believed, that means he feels there was massive amounts of voter fraud throughout this country. Yet he hasn’t taken a single step to investigate anything. One would think that if Trump truly believed this absurdity, he would have been pushing for investigations weeks ago — instead of not calling for any at all.

6. You do realize by saying that you believe “3-5 million people voted illegally” you (and Donald Trump) are essentially arguing that the results of the election he won should be thrown out, right? If it’s true that “3-5 million people voted illegally,” then that means that the results of the 2016 election should be nullified and we should hold another election.

7. How would Donald Trump know, as he seems to be implying, that all of the “3-5 million illegal votes” went to Hillary Clinton? Considering there’s been absolutely no sort of investigation into the claim, and he’d have no way of knowing which votes were “illegal,” how would he know that they all went to Clinton?

8. Why wouldn’t those behind this conspiracy have made sure that these “illegal” votes were in key states like Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin? Considering Clinton’s lead grew as votes from west coast states she easily won continued to come in, why would they have put these “illegal votes” in places she was safely going to win? If people were trying to rig the election for Hillary Clinton, then they would have targeted key states like Ohio, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin. You know, states Trump won. It would have made absolutely no sense to stack “illegal votes” in states Clinton was never going to lose.

9. Considering allowing “3-5 million people” to “vote illegally” would require the most complex and massive coverup in human history, is there absolutely no one out there who saw this going on who wants to publicly speak out about it? If true, this conspiracy would span 50 states, both parties and include several thousand people at all levels of government. Certainly someone out there saw all this going on and wants to speak out about it, right? Yet, not a single person has. Well, other than Trump and the people naive enough to believe him.

10. He’s been making this claim for months, so where’s the evidence? If this is something he claims was so widespread and rampant, let’s see the facts. If there were truly “3-5 million illegal votes” cast during the 2016 election, then there would be stacks upon stacks of evidence supporting Trump’s claim. However, despite repeated requests by members of the media for this proof, Trump and his team have yet to provide any evidence or even a source for where they’re supposedly getting this information from.

These are very simple, common sense questions that Donald Trump and his supporters should be able to answer. Feel free to hit me up on Twitter or Facebook and let me know what you think, or to let me know of any answers you might have received from Trump people you presented them to.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Ann Neels

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  • mucklucky

    People voting for the President must be citizens.
    If non-citizens voted, then there was voter fraud.
    Why would I suspect non-citizens voted?
    Because former President Obama encouraged them to do so.

    • marysrn

      You’re as much of a liar as he is. President Obama would never break the law. Can you even try to prove it?

    • MisterYT_WillBurnForSure

      If someone encouraged you to kick yourself in your tender bits, does that mean you would?

    • Adam

      You mean that video that was deceptively edited to make it sound like that’s what he was encouraging?

      Here’s what was actually said:

      (Gina) RODRIGUEZ: Many of the millennials, Dreamers, undocumented citizens — and I call them citizens because they contribute to this country — are fearful of voting. So if I vote, will immigration know where I live? Will they come for my family and deport us?

      OBAMA: Not true. And the reason is, first of all, when you vote, you are a citizen yourself. And there is not a situation where the voting rolls somehow are transferred over and people start investigating, et cetera. The sanctity of the vote is strictly confidential in terms of who you voted for. If you have a family member who maybe is undocumented, then you have an even greater reason to vote.

      RODRIGUEZ: This has been a huge fear presented especially during this election.

      OBAMA: And the reason that fear is promoted is because they don’t want people voting. People are discouraged from voting and part of what is important for Latino citizens is to make your voice heard, because you’re not just speaking for yourself. You’re speaking for family members, friends, classmates of yours in school…

      RODRIGUEZ: Your entire community.

      OBAMA: … who may not have a voice. Who can’t legally vote. But they’re counting on you to make sure that you have the courage to make your voice heard.

      To sum that up, Obama was encouraging Latino citizens to go out and vote in order to give voice to members of their community who are precluded from doing so by lack of citizenship, not urging non-citizens to vote illegally.