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Pence Promises 'Full Evaluation' of Voter Fraud

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Friday, 27 Jan 2017 12:17 PM

Vice President Mike Pence promised GOP lawmakers "a full evaluation of voting rules" and the "overall integrity" of voting  in the U.S.," The Washington Post reported Friday.

Lawmakers and aides say a House Republican raised the issue with Pence in a private meeting in light of President Donald Trump's announcement that there would be an investigation into voter fraud. Trump has claimed that votes from 3 million to 5 million illegal immigrants cost him the popular vote.

The Post cited a recording sent to it, but did not characterize its source.

"What I can tell you is that I would anticipate that the administration is going to initiate a full evaluation of voting rules in the country, the overall integrity of our voting system in the wake of this past election," Pence told Republican lawmakers at their Philadelphia policy retreat, the Post says.

"You can anticipate that we will be looking for ways to work with you, to simply dig into it, to follow the facts, to see where the facts go," the Post says he added." That one person, one vote principle is at the very heart of this republic and our democratic institutions, and it must be defended."

Trump's team has not yet produced specific evidence to back its claim of voter fraud.

Rep. Chris Collins of New York says, "The conversation was, we should take a look across this country on voting laws to make sure that we don't have people who are not citizens of this country voting."

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