President Trump has continued to receive criticism over his assertion that there was widespread voter fraud in the 2016 election—but he may be onto something.
A recent report from Chicago City Wire exposed widespread voter fraud in the heavily-Democratic city of Chicago. In fact, the voter fraud was so widespread that there were thousands more votes than there even were voters.
Chicago City Wire writes:
More than 14,000 votes were cast in Chicago during the 2016 general election than there were voters to cast them, based on separate figures released by the Chicago Board of Elections, the chairman of the Chicago Republican Party has reported.
Chris Cleveland told the Chicago Wire that “on a whim,” he filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the board, which provided him with a list of 1,101,178 people who voted in the general election. An earlier post on the board’s website said that 1,115,664 votes had been cast.
“There should be never be more votes than voters,” Cleveland said. “Every ballot cast should be recorded against a registered voter.”
The party did a breakdown of voting by precinct, and Cleveland said it found an uneven distribution of discrepancies. Fifteen precincts had 100 more ballots cast than voters, while others had fewer votes than voters.
President Trump has organized a special commission to investigate voter fraud—and, if there are more stories like those coming out of Chicago, it’s clear that it may be incredibly necessary to ensure the legitimacy of American elections.