True the Vote, an organization founded to stop voter fraud, has backed President-elect Donald J. Trump’s statement Sunday that “millions of people” had voted illegally.
Trump made his statement as he claimed to have won the popular vote, in addition to the electoral vote, on Nov. 8. The claim was a partial response to Democrats’ efforts to recount votes in Wisconsin, which Trump won.
True the Vote released a press statement on Sunday, which is reproduced below, in full (original emphasis):
STATEMENT REGARDING TRUMP’S CLAIM OF ILLEGAL VOTING
HOUSTON, TX. – November 27, 2016: True the Vote (TTV), the nation’s leading voters’ rights and election integrity organization, today released a statement with respect to President-Elect Donald Trump’s claim that “millions” of individuals illegally voted in the 2016 Election.
“True the Vote absolutely supports President-elect Trump’s recent comment about the impact of illegal voting, as reflected in the national popular vote. We are still collecting data and will be for several months, but our intent is to publish a comprehensive study on the significant impact of illegal voting in all of its many forms and begin a national discussion on how voters, states, and the Trump Administration can best address this growing problem.”