Once again, President-elect Donald Trump has struck the ire and poured salt into the wound of the entire Democratic Party with one click of his tweet button.
Trump tweeted that he won the popular vote “if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”
As far as consolation prizes go, hanging their political hats on the fact that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote is all the only glimmer of hope the Democratic Party has to hold on to following Trump’s presidential “landslide”win.
Here is his tweet:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2016
Democrats fighting back.
In her election day recount efforts, Green Party presidential candidates Jill Stein has now been joined by the Hillary Clinton campaign in her election day recount efforts, even though Team Clinton has already said she would accept the final results.
Democrats like Sen. Barbara Boxer who want to purge the Electoral college after Clinton won the popular vote, but lost the electoral count.
Trump’s assertion that millions of people voted illegally is not backed up by absolute fact, but there is a case to be made for the how many votes were actually cast illegally.
Voter fraud does exist, unfortunately, as cases of such fraud varies from state to state.
While there hasn’t been reports of dead people being registered to vote in Arizona like in Florida by Democratic-leaning groups, non-citizens are able to register to vote.
An Arizona man, who is not a legal U.S. citizen, admits he was able to register to vote.
Arizona’s ABC15 has reported that an unidentified man living in the U.S. for more than 25 year with a social security cnumber, driver’s license, and a green card, claims to have been able to register to vote.
“I’m not a citizen but I am legal in this country…I have a permanent resident alien card.”-Unidentified non-citizen (Source)
Again, voter fraud occurs, but the actual number of fraud cases cannot be accurately quantified.
Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego, a Democratic legislator who has be relentlessly taking on the President-elect, has also countered Trump’s conspiracy theory with his own conspiracy theory.
Like Trump, Gallego took to Twitter to express his dissatisfaction with Trump’s claim that millions voted illegally this past election cycle.
Here is Gallego’s tweet:
— Ruben Gallego (@RepRubenGallego) November 27, 2016
Like Trump’s claim, Gallego’s claim that Trump is willing to do Speaker Paul Ryan’s bidding when it comes to Medicare is also widely unfounded.
Trump hasn’t even taken office and already sparks are flying.
Stay tuned for more cage matches between Trump, the Republicans, and their Democratic counterparts.