U. S. President Donald Trump reportedly insisted again on Thursday that a widespread voter fraud in New Hampshire prevented him from winning the state in the November election.
Trump’s controversial comments surface during a private meeting with former Sen. Kelly Ayotte and some other senators. The meeting was called to discuss how to build support for Neil Gorsuch, his pick for the Supreme Court.
A source familiar with the discussion revealed that Trump told Ayotte that she would have won re-election if she hadn’t been critical of him during the election campaign. Then he criticized thousands of those people who allegedly illegally cast their votes in the New Hampshire against both him and the former senator.
The President stressed that he as well as Ayotte would have won in the state if there had not been a widespread voter fraud.
N. H. Assistant AG Brian Buonamano argued, “I can say that the number of election related matters coming out of the general election is relatively ordinary and does not indicate a widespread scheme . We have no evidence or indication that there existed a scheme to bus in thousands of people to illegally vote in NH.”
Political analysts say that Trump’s comments lack validity, but they are still harmful because they stir up distrust in the nation’s political system and provide lawmakers with a basis to take steps to make it harder for people to vote.