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Kentucky Secretary of State Says Trump's 'Illegal Voting' Claims Are "Simply Not True"

Kentucky Office of the Secretary of State

Kentucky's Secretary of State is calling out President Donald Trump's evidently false claim that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election. 

In a release Tuesday evening, Alison Lundergan Grimes said Trump's claims are "completely unsubstantiated" and "simply not true." Grimes added that there is "no room for alternative facts or reality" when it comes to the election process.

According to the LA Times, Trump told congressional leaders Monday evening that he lost the popular vote due to millions of "illegals" casting ballots.

Attorney General Andy Beshear's office received a total of 216 calls to their Election Fraud Hotline on Election Day. Most of the calls involved procedural and legal questions. About a dozen involved possible fraud.

Full statement from Grimes:

"Four days ago, President Trump took the oath of office in an inauguration ceremony that signified the smooth transition of power in our country. That transition was borne of the democratic elections process – the best in the world – in which I have an unshakable faith. President Trump's assertion that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election is completely unsubstantiated. It's simply not true. Continual false claims regarding the integrity of our voting process should offend every voter of every political persuasion. There's no room for alternative facts or reality when it comes to our election administration."

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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