On the day of the first meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, its vice chairman suggested Wednesday “we may never know” if Hillary Clinton won the popular vote in the 2016 election. During an interview with MSNBC, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was asked if he believed that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote. Kobach’s reply: “You know, we may never know the answer to that question.” Later in the interview, he repeated himself and emphasized that the commission would not be able to tell which way an ineligible vote was cast. “It’s impossible to know exactly, if you take out all the ineligible votes, what the final tally would be in that election,” he said. “You could obviously, based on the data, you could make some very educated guesses.” When asked if the votes that won Trump the election are also in doubt, Kobach replied, “Absolutely.”
Per the Federal Election Commission, Clinton garnered 65,853,516 votes, while Trump got 62,984,825 votes.
Trump won the electoral college, and in three states of the states he won — Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan — he had slim vote leads.
Journalist Nate Silver pointed out the issue with questioning the vote tallies: If it’s unclear that Clinton won the popular vote, then it’s also unclear that Trump won the electoral college.
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