Trump Tweets He Will Ask For 'Major Investigation Into Voter Fraud'

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Trump tweeted on Wednesday that he'll be "asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD."

During a press conference on Tuesday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer was asked, "does the president believe millions voted illegally in this election?"
Spicer responded, in part, "The president does believe that, he has stated that before."
Following that exchange, President Trump tweeted Wednesday calling for an investigation.
Trump wrote, "I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!"
During the press conference, Spicer had also said, "...he's stated his concerns of voter fraud and people voting illegally during the campaign and he continues to maintain that belief based on studies and evidence people have presented to him."
However, as the New York Times states, "There is no evidence to support the claim, which has been discredited repeatedly by numerous fact-checkers."
Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, also maintains that there is still “no evidence” of voter fraud.
Ryan told reporters about Trump’s claims on Tuesday, “I’ve seen no evidence to that effect, and I’ve made that very, very clear.”