Donald Trump, in an apparent effort to bolster his claim that he would have won the popular vote if millions of “illegals” hadn’t voted for Clinton, has established a commission to investigate voter fraud. Trump defended the commission’s mostly unanswered demand for troves of voter information with the following quote:1
“If any state does not want to share this information, one has to wonder what they’re worried about. There’s something. There always is.” – Donald J. Trump, in remarks to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, July 19, 2017.
To which I say, “If a President, or candidate for President, does not want to share their tax returns with the American people, one has to wonder what they are worried about. There’s something. There always is.”
Forty-four states have refused to turn over materials to the voter fraud commission. Mississippi’s Secretary of State, Republican Delbert Hosemann, issued a priceless response: “”They can go jump in the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi is a great State to launch from.” 2
Is there an award for ham-handed hypocrisy that Trump was trying to win with this statement?