Thursday, January 26, 2017

Kellyanne Conway: Tiffany Trump Is NOT Registered To Vote In Two States

Donald Trump has announced that he wants a "major investigation" into voter fraud, saying he would have won the popular vote had it not been for 3-5 million "illegal" votes cast for Hillary Clinton.

Part of what drives Trump's logic on the issue is his assertion that many, many people are registered to vote in two or more states, which is not illegal. His belief seems to be folks are registering and voting in duplicate states across the country.

Ergo, anyone with "dual registrations" must be suspect of voter fraud?

Well, it turns out his own daughter, Tiffany Trump, is registered to vote in both New York and Pennsylvania. According to reports, having been a student at the University of Pennsylvania until last May, she was registered to vote in Philadelphia. But this fall, she registered in New York City so she could vote for her father in the New York state primary.

A Philadelphia County elections official confirmed to NBC News on Thursday that Tiffany continues to be listed as active in the voter rolls there. In addition, public records in New York City, where she now lives, also list her as registered to vote there.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told The Today Show's Matt Lauer that it isn't true that Tiffany Trump is registered in both states. “I talked last night to Tiffany Trump, and she said it is flatly false that she is registered in two states,” Conway said Thursday.

“She had been registered in Pennsylvania and went through the process, said it was very byzantine, and took a long time, but she said she is not registered in two states,” she said.

To be clear, there's nothing nefarious about being registered to vote in more than one state. Many people move from one state to another and don't think to "unregister" their voter registration as they leave a state. I don't think I ever "unregistered" in New York, but I assume after several election cycles my status was wiped clean there.

I'll also add that if what Trump is trying to claim is that 3-5 million people, particularly in California and New York, "double registered" in hopes of running up Hillary Clinton's score,  wouldn't the geniuses behind such a scheme have done so in vital swing states like Florida or Pennsylvania?

Watch Matt Lauer ask White House counselor Kellyanne Conway about the issue below:

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