Saturday, February 11, 2017
Delusional Trump Claimed "Thousands" Were Bused Into New Hampshire To Vote "Illegally"
Apparently the mere sight of New Hampshire's Senator, Kelly Ayotte, was enough to set Trump off on a wild tangent in which he falsely insisted that widespread voter fraud in New Hampshire cost him and former Sen. Kelly Ayotte the state in the November election.
Citing unnamed participants, Politico is reporting that in the middle of the meeting with other 10 senators Trump, out of the blue, claimed that they both he and Ayotte would have won the state “if there hadn’t been voter fraud” in which “thousands” of people were “brought in on buses” from Massachusetts to vote “illegally” in the state.
It was reported that one participant at the meeting said “an uncomfortable silence” followed Trump's assertion.
There is of course no evidence at all to support Trump's claim, as confirmed by state authorities across the nation.
Trump’s claims, while apocryphal, are still harmful as they stoke distrust in the nation’s political system and provide lawmakers with a basis for taking steps to make it harder for people to vote.
This is not a hypothetical as New Hampshire Republicans are right now considering at least 10 measures that would make voting more difficult.