FEC commissioner to Trump: Show evidence of 'astonishing' NH voter fraud scheme

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A member of the Federal Election Commission on Friday called on President Donald Trump to share any evidence he has to support a statement that voter fraud caused him and former Senator Kelly Ayotte to lose in New Hampshire in the 2016 USA election.

Ayotte has not responded to requests for comment on Trump's allegations, but her spokesman, Liz Johnson, said Ayotte "does believe the Legislature should examine residency requirements, which they are doing".

In a statement calling the claim "astonishing", FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub said, "The scheme the President of the United States alleges would constitute thousands of felony criminal offenses under New Hampshire law".

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Weintraub then calls on Trump to "immediately share his evidence with the public and with the appropriate law-enforcement authorities".

It's not the first time Trump has made claims about voter fraud without presenting evidence. Kelly Ayotte, who has handled Gorsuch's confirmation process for the White House. Politico reported that as soon as reporters exited the room, Trump began telling the group of senators how both he and former Sen. - New Hampshire was a battleground state for the 2016 presidential election and now it appears that even three months after the election, the war isn't over.

President Donald Trump is still fuming about "illegal" voters that allegedly cost him a popular vote victory against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton this past fall. Hassan beat Ayotte by less than 1,000 votes. Gardner said in each election going back to 2002 there has been at least one prosecution for voter fraud - but he hasn't seen any evidence of a coordinated or systematic effort.

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