Guest post by Philip Hodges
I’m sure that liberals in the media will dismiss this as a “conspiracy theory” or “fake news,” since it does not support their narrative.
A study led by Old Dominion University political scientist Jesse Richman found that about 800,000 non-citizens voted in the 2016 presidential election. The Washington Times reported:
Mr. Richman calculated that Mrs. Clinton would have collected 81 percent of non-citizen votes.
“Is it plausible that non-citizen votes added to Clinton’s margin? Yes,” Mr. Richman wrote. “Is it plausible that non-citizen votes account for the entire nation-wide popular vote margin held by Clinton? Not at all.”
Still, the finding is significant because it means non-citizens may have helped Mrs. Clinton carry a state or finish better than she otherwise would have.
The President came under fire after he made comments at a private meeting with congressional members suggesting that anywhere from 3 million to 5 million non-citizens voted for Hillary Clinton.
Immediately, the media dogged White House spokesman Sean Spicer, asking for evidence of such a claim. The media claimed it was a conspiracy theory and fake news.
President Trump then announced he was requesting an investigation into voter fraud, which equally incensed liberals. CNN’s Chris Cuomo all of a sudden became a fiscal conservative and questioned whether that was a responsible use of taxpayer funds.
It’s true that 800,000 non-citizens voting for Hillary is a good bit less than what Trump and many other conservatives estimated. But it’s nothing to sneeze at. And it’s way more than liberals’ estimate of maybe a dozen. As is so often the case, the truth is somewhere in the middle.
I think this find provides support for the investigation Presient Trump has requested.
Cross-Posted from Eagle Rising