When Donald Trump insisted that he would have won the popular vote if it weren’t for the 3-5 million illegally-cast votes, the leftist media laughed at him.
But over time, the laughing is dying down as Americans discover the scope of possible voter fraud that is out there.
A huge number of non-citizen Hispanics – as many as 2 million – are illegally registered to vote, according to a poll, The Washington Times is reporting.
The National Hispanic Survey, which was done in 2013, shows that up to 13 percent of non-citizens were registered to vote. “Non-citizens” can be legal immigrants, green card holders and illegal immigrants.
In 2013, the U.S. Census estimated that there were 11.8 million non-citizen Hispanic adults living in the United States, which would mean that there may be as many as 1.5 million illegally registered Latinos.
But James Agresti, who directs the research nonprofit “Just Facts,” applied the 13 percent figure to 2013 U.S. Census numbers for non-citizen Hispanic adults. In 2013, the Census reported that 11.8 million non-citizen Hispanic adults lived here, which would amount to 1.5 million illegally registered Latinos.
Accounting for the margin of error based on the sample size of non-citizens, Mr. Agresti calculated that the number of illegally registered Hispanics could range from 1.0 million to 2.1 million.
“Contrary to the claims of many media outlets and so-called fact-checkers, this nationally representative scientific poll confirms that a sizable number of non-citizens in the U.S. are registered to vote,” Mr. Agresti said.
Of course, two million is a far cry from the three million fraudulent votes Trump says were cast. And these are just registered voters. A much smaller percentage of registered voters become actual voters.
It is a felony for non-citizens to register to vote.
Still, it certainly puts to rest the left’s notion that voter fraud doesn’t exist on a massive scale and can easily tip the election one way or the other.
The White House hasn’t let go of the issue – not yet. White House Adviser Stephen Miller told ABC News “This is a scandal, we should stop the presses.”
“An issue of voter fraud is something we’re going to be looking at very seriously and very hard,” Mr. Miller said. “But the reality is, is that we know for a fact, you have massive numbers of non-citizens registered to vote in this country. Nobody disputes that.”
However, during his Super Bowl Interview on Fox News, President Trump seemed to want to veer away from the “three million” figure. “Forget that. Forget all that. Just take a look at the registration and we’re going to do it,” he said.