Robert Reich pushes back against Trump's claim about immigrants voting illegally

Robert Reich pushes back against Trump's claim about immigrants voting illegally
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As former President Donald Trump makes his way around the campaign trail to endorse Republican candidates who have no problem pushing his agenda, he's gone back to focusing on the conspiracy theories he attempted to circulate back in 2020.

In addition to his past widespread voter fraud claims, Trump is now going a step further by suggesting immigrants are casting illegal votes. To make matters worse, the Republican candidates echoing his rhetoric have also amplified this misinformation.

However, Robert Reich is pushing back with evidence to dismantle the former president's latest political attack. In an op-ed published by The Guardian, the former U.S. Secretary of Labor explained why Trump's claims make no sense. "voter fraud is exceptionally rare, and claims that widespread numbers of undocumented immigrants are voting have been repeatedly discredited."

He also explained the real problem plaguing elections across the United States. "There is a problem of foreigners influencing American elections, however – but it has nothing to do with immigrants or fraudulent voting," Reich wrote. "It’s foreign money flowing into US campaigns. Some of the flow is clearly illegal."

He added, "The real scandal is how much foreign money flows into US elections legally."

Reich concluded with a compelling suggestion for Democratic lawmakers as midterm elections approach. "Democrats should make this an issue in the run-up to the 2022 midterms," he wrote, adding, "While Republicans rail against the utterly fake danger to the United States of undocumented immigrants voting in American elections, Democrats should rail against the real danger to American democracy of foreign money affecting American elections through foreign investments in American corporations."


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