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Santorum: 'I Don't Agree' 3-5 Million Voted Illegally

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By    |   Wednesday, 25 Jan 2017 11:39 AM

President Donald Trump's claims Wednesday morning of voter fraud during his presidential election do not add up to former senator and presidential candidate Rick Santorum.

Trump tweeted a call for "a major investigation" into alleged voter fraud in the 2016 election. This comes after he repeated a claim between 3 million and 5 million people voted illegally, losing him the popular vote, during a meeting with congressional leaders Monday, according to CNN.  

Santorum said Wednesday on CNN's "New Day" he does not "agree with [Trump's] assessment."

The former senator cited voter fraud reports during the 2013 election for New York City mayor as evidence election security must be improved, but reiterated he does not agree with Trump on the amount of fraud in the 2016 election.

"I was clear that I don't agree with the president," he said. "If you look at what his tweet says, and look at what he's going to investigate, there's legitimate things to investigate, and we need to clean up our voting process."

Santorum repeated he is concerned about the potential for voter fraud, and Trump's proposed investigation will help prevent future cases of illegal voting.

Republican Rep. Chris Collins of New York, one of Trump's earliest supporters in Congress, also cast doubt on Trump's claims during an appearance on CNN, saying he had no evidence that would support the president's figures.

"This is three to five million people that made a dispositive difference in his loss of the popular vote. Do you have a shred of proof of that suggestion?" CNN "New Day" anchor Chris Cuomo asked Collins, according to Politico.

"No, I don't," Collins replied. "That's his opinion. But I'll say there are illegal votes cast, and if we can tighten down, we should do it."

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has said multiple times this week he has "seen no evidence of illegal voting," as he told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Tuesday.

"I'm absolutely sure there was not a single illegal vote in Arizona," the former GOP presidential nominee said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Wednesday. "There's no evidence of that, and I think that those who allege that have to come up with some substantiation of the claim."

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