(National Sentinel)Â Ballot box:Â The disgustingly dishonest mainstream media has routinely dismissed claims by President Donald J. Trump that he may actually have won the popular vote last November were it not for “millions” of non-citizens casting ballots.
Where’s the proof, Mr. President? Show us the proof! they demanded.
As reported by theÂ Washington Times, a research group in New Jersey has taken a fresh look at post-election polling data, concluding that the number of non-citizens voting illegally in U.S. elections is very likely far higher than any previous estimates – and certainly enough to substantiate Trump’s claims:
As many as 5.7 million noncitizens may have voted in the 2008 election, which put Barack Obama in the White House.
The research organization Just Facts, a widely cited, independent think tank led by self-described conservatives and libertarians, revealed its number-crunching in a report on national immigration.
Just Facts President James D. Agresti and his team looked at data from an extensive Harvard/YouGov study that every two years questions a sample size of tens of thousands of voters. Some acknowledge they are noncitizens and are thus ineligible to vote.
Just Factsâ€™ conclusions confront both sides in the illegal voting debate: those who say it happens a lot and those who say the problem nonexistent.
Previous studies done by researchers at Old Dominion University concluded that as many as 2.8 million non-citizens may have voted that same year, usingÂ Harvard data, called the Cooperative Congressional Election Study.
But using the same data, Just Facts’ AgrestiÂ estimated that as many as 7.9 million noncitizens were illegally registered that year and 594,000 to 5.7 million voted.
In May Trump signed an executive order that creates a commission to study the issue of non-citizen voting.Â Headed by Vice President Mike Pence, the panel also will look at outdated voter lists across the nation with names of dead people and multiple registrants, the Times noted.
Agresti further estimated that as many as 3.6 million non-citizens cast ballots in 2012.
â€œThe details are technical, but the figure I calculated is based on a more conservative margin of sampling error and a methodology that I consider to be more accurate,â€ he told the Times.