SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A person who President Donald Trump has promoted as an authority on voter fraud was registered to vote in a number of states in the course of the 2016 presidential election, the Related Press has discovered.
Gregg Phillips, whose unsubstantiated declare that the election was marred by three million unlawful votes was tweeted by the president, was listed on the rolls in Alabama, Texas and Mississippi, based on voting data and election officers in these states. He voted solely in Alabama in November, data present.
In a submit earlier this month, Phillips described “a tremendous effort” by volunteers tied to True the Vote, a corporation whose board he sits on, who he stated discovered “hundreds of duplicate data and registrations of lifeless individuals.”
Trump has made a problem of people who find themselves registered to vote in multiple state, utilizing it as one of many bedrocks of his general rivalry that voter fraud is rampant within the U.S. and that voting by three to five million immigrants illegally within the nation value him the favored vote in November.
The AP discovered that Phillips was registered in Alabama and Texas beneath the identify Gregg Allen Phillips, with the equivalent Social Safety quantity. Mississippi data record him underneath the identify Gregg A. Phillips, and that document consists of the ultimate 4 digits of Phillips’ Social Safety quantity, his right date of delivery and a previous handle matching one as soon as hooked up to Gregg Allen Phillips. He has lived in all three states.
On the time of November’s presidential election, Phillips’ standing was “inactive” in Mississippi and suspended in Texas. Officers in each states informed the AP that Phillips might have voted, nevertheless, by producing identification and updating his tackle on the polls.
Citing considerations about voters registered in a number of states, the president final week referred to as for a serious investigation into his declare of voter fraud, regardless of his marketing campaign lawyer’s conclusion that the 2016 election was “not tainted.”
“If you take a look at the individuals which are registered, lifeless, unlawful and two states, and a few instances perhaps three states, we now have quite a bit to look into,” Trump stated in an ABC interview.
Reached by phone Monday, Phillips stated he was unaware of his a number of registrations however requested, “Why would I do know or care?”
“Doesn’t that simply show how damaged the system is?” he requested. “That isn’t fraud – that may be a damaged system. We’d like a nationwide ID that travels with…