Gov. Wolf Says Trump’s Voter Fraud Claims Are ‘Dangerous’

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA/AP) – Donald Trump continues to insist that there’s a lot of fraud in the U.S. voting system. Yesterday, Trump lashed out at Republicans who’ve tried to tone him down, calling his own party’s leaders “so naive.”

A study by a Loyola Law School professor found that out of 1 billion votes cast in all American elections between 2000 and 2014, there were only 31 known cases of impersonation fraud.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf tells the “KDKA Morning News” that Trump’s claims are “dangerous” and that, “It really could undermine the legitimacy of our system.”

“We have online voter registration. The person registers directly online, there is no transcription error,” Wolf says. “When you go to vote, you have to give your signature and at least in my community, when I go to vote, the signature that they compare it against is upside down so I can’t possibly forge it. If they don’t know who you are when you go into a polling station, you have to show photo ID if you’re voting for the first time.”

Wolf went on to say that it sounds like Trump is already making excuses.

“Let me be clear, there’s absolutely no evidence that there is voter fraud and to say the elections are rigged, that sounds like, in advance, a poor loser talking about excuses as to why the good people of Pennsylvania aren’t going to vote for him,” says Wolf.

Wolf also responded to comments Trump made to his supporters to watch for any voter fraud with some claiming Trump’s comments can be seen as him encouraging intimidation at some polling places.

Gov. Wolf says that volunteers from both parties are present at his polling station and that he welcomes them, but thinks Trump’s comments may inspire some of his supporters to use intimidation.

“If anybody is getting into the polling booth itself to look over someone’s shoulder when they vote, that’s a violation of the voter law. That is fraud. So, intimidation is not what makes for a good democracy and again Trump is overreaching here,” says Wolf.

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One Comment

  1. Ayn Galt says:

    They are dangerous to Democrats and their entitlement to vote multiple times.

  2. So let me see if I get this right, actual voter fraud is not dangerous, but talking about it is?

  3. dangerous because they are true

  4. Voter fraud investigations in several states, up to 4 million dead registered voters in this country. Democrat in VA registering dead people, but because this guy says it is not so he thinks we believe him? Not even close.

  5. Really the balls this guy has after bust in Iowa, Indiana and Virginia with massive voter fraud!!! Such liars! With dems being caught on tape telling how to register illegals and about busing people across state lines to vote and about hiring homeless people to start fights and such at Trump rally s? Really, such balls!!!
    Dead people on voter rolls in Virginia that voted in Primaries but have been dead for years!!
    Many Thousand of voter records edited to wrong birth date and other data in Indiana with state police investigating! And thats just what has been caught so far!!!

  6. With only 6 provable cases out of 1 Billion of voter fraud it is difficult at best to understand why people are more willing to believe in real cases of massive voter fraud rather than be forced to admit their candidate is on the path to not only losing the White House by in a historic landslide and taking the entire GOP down ballot with him.

    Now, if I’m wrong and anyone out there has verifiable evidence of widespread voter fraud then I encourage you to contact your local FBI office and report it ASAP! If you have no evidence, then all you have are rumors and it is time to face reality.

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