3 Million Non-Citizens Voted in 2016 Election-Unproven!
Summary of eRumor:
Rumors that non-citizens cast 3 million illegal votes in the 2016 general election have spread across social media.
Claims that 3 million illegal votes were cast in the 2016 presidential election can’t be proven true or false at this point.
Gregg Phillips, the founder of an app called VoteStand that enables users to report voter fraud, started the rumor on social media. Phillips tweeted that he’d determined the number of non-citizen votes exceeded 3 million after reviewing a database of 180 million voter registrations:
Later, Phillips promised his followers that he would team up with True the Vote, an organization that identifies itself as a “nonpartisan, voters’ rights and election integrity organization,” to file a lawsuit in federal court regarding the 3 million illegal votes. No additional details have been made available.
The first question that comes to mind is the number of registered voters that Phillips claims he reviewed. In the 2016 election, only 146.3 million people were registered to vote, and only about 120.3 million of them actually voted, Static Brain reports. Yet, Phillips somehow reviewed 180 million registered voters.
The second question is how it would have been logistically possible for Phillips (or anyone else) to analyze 180 million registered voters (if that many existed) in less than a week, and then determine that more than 3 million of them weren’t legal U.S. citizens.
In the end, there isn’t enough information available for us to determine if 3 million illegal votes were actually cast in the 2016 election. But the fact that Phillips claims to have reviewed 180 million registered voters despite the fact that there were only 146.3 million registered voters in the country should be considered a red flag.