Yet this is probably just another example of what the Trump Train humorously calls "3-D chess." Donald Trump makes a claim which is true in the general sense but wrong in the particulars. The MSM pounces, but in so doing, has to concede the larger, essential point. Thus, the media's wailing has enabled President Trump to justify a possible investigation into illegal voting. Though it's doubtful enough illegals voted to cost President Trump the popular vote, odds are we'll find many illegals did vote illegally.
Sure enough, the Washington Times reports the number is likely in the hundreds of thousands.
Hillary Clinton garnered more than 800,000 votes from noncitizens on Nov. 8, an approximation far short of President Trump’s estimate of up to 5 million illegal voters but supportive of his charges of fraud.Of course, President Trump's biggest problem isn't the MSM but the cucks in his own party who insist on counter-signaling him and denying voter fraud is a problem. But the issue has now been busted open. And the evidence will speak for itself.
Political scientist Jesse Richman of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, has worked with colleagues to produce groundbreaking research on noncitizen voting, and this week he posted a blog in response to Mr. Trump’s assertion.
Based on national polling by a consortium of universities, a report by Mr. Richman said 6.4 percent of the estimated 20 million adult noncitizens in the U.S. voted in November. He extrapolated that that percentage would have added 834,381 net votes for Mrs. Clinton, who received about 2.8 million more votes than Mr. Trump... [See Is it plausible that non-citizen votes account for the entire margin of Trump’s popular vote loss to Clinton? , January 24, 2017]
The mainstream media reacted to Mr. Trump’s assertion with derision. Liberal pundits said there is no evidence of fraud.
But conservative activists say the liberal media are ignoring evidence — that noncitizen voting is illegal and, thus, fraud. They say the Justice Department in the Obama administration was more concerned with preventing states from cleansing rosters of dead and inactive voters than in mounting any investigation into fraud.
[Trump argument bolstered: Clinton received 800,000 votes from noncitizens, study finds, by Rowan Scarborough, Washington Times, January 26, 2017]