Did Donald Trump really win the presidency in 2016? Kris Kobach said Wednesday that’s in doubt.
The sleazy Kansas secretary of state was all over the news looking like the big fool he’s become in claiming widespread voter fraud exists in America without ever providing any reliable proof.
The occasion was the first meeting of the sham Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which Kobach co-chairs with Vice President Mike Pence.
Kobach drew even more attention to his addled conspiracy theories in an interview with NBC’s Katy Tur, in which he made two claims.
The first was to cast doubt on the verifiable fact that Hillary Clinton won the 2016 popular election by almost 3 million votes, 65,850,000 to 62,980,000. Kobach himself plus officials from 49 other states and the District of Columbia certified all those election results late last year.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 19, 2017
Just seconds later, Kobach said something even more astounding.
— Yael T. Abouhalkah (@YaelTAbouhalkah) July 19, 2017
After the “absolutely” part of the answer, Kobach kept digging the hole deeper, saying, “If there are ineligible votes, in an election, people who are noncitizens, people who are felons, who should not be voting … you don’t know.”
Of course, Kobach already says he does know. He’s claimed time after time that Trump’s bizarre contention is correct, that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election, implying many were “aliens” who voted for Clinton. That’s the only way she “won” the popular vote, see?
Through all this, keep in mind that Kobach recently was fined $1,000 by a federal judge for “patently misleading” the court, with the heavy implication that some lying had gone on.
Kobach’s statements about Trump on Wednesday prompted some on social media to take out after him.
— VerdaderaEsq℠ (@Verdaderaesq) July 19, 2017
Trump blows up at Kobach in 3, 2…
— Lewis Paul Sims (@lewispaulsims) July 19, 2017
Fabulous! I demand a recount!
— Mrs Wooginowski (@wooginowski) July 19, 2017
this guy may give trump a run for his money in the smarts department #somuchdumb
— AnneC (@annegrace_C) July 19, 2017
Finally, though, someone came along with the cold water to point out another fact. Sigh.
We may never know when it doesn't matter. He won the electoral vote.
— Leon (@noel99m) July 19, 2017