A commissioner on the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) called on President Trump to give proof of voter fraud, after he reportedly made further claims in a meeting with senators. Trump reportedly blamed voter fraud for why both he and former Sen. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.) lost in New Hampshire last November during a recent meeting with a bipartisan group of senators. “The scheme the President of the United States alleges would constitute thousands of felony criminal offenses under New Hampshire law,” Commissioner Ellen Weintraub said in a statement Friday. “The President has issued an extraordinarily serious and specific charge,” added Weintraub, who is a Democrat but was appointed by former President George W. Bush in 2002. “Allegations of this magnitude cannot be ignored.” “I therefore call upon President Trump to immediately share his evidence with the public and with the appropriate law-enforcement authorities so that his allegations may be investigated promptly and thoroughly.”
Trump purportedly digressed from a planned discussion about Neil Gorsuch, his Supreme Court nominee, during a closed-door meeting with senators from both parties Thursday. Ayotte, who is currently serving as a “sherpa” liaison between the White House and senators dealing with Gorsuch’s nomination, was present for the huddle.
Trump allegedly claimed during Thursday’s meeting Ayotte’s reelection bid was spoiled by “thousands” of people from Massachusetts illegally casting ballots in New Hampshire.
The president, who has frequently claimed voter fraud occurred during the 2016 race, was reportedly met with silence after his remarks, according to one source who was present.