Carrying the merely absurd to incredible levels of irony, President #trump has called for an investigation into #voter fraud, specifically naming deceased people still registered to vote and people who are registered to vote in two states.

At 7:10 a.m. January 25, Donald Trump tweeted: "I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and....even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!"

Although there is zero evidence that anyone who is dead has actually shown up to vote in decades or that anyone who is registered in two states ever voted in both, President Trump continues to claim that millions of illegal votes cost him the popular vote.

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The deceased probably can't be charged with voter fraud in any case.

Not only is there no evidence of more than a tiny fraction of one percent of voter fraud, numbers in the tens, not millions, but if there was fraud there is no reason to believe they voted for Secretary Clinton. They could just as easily have voted for President Trump and put him over the top in key states.

No one is claiming that, but it is an obvious corollary to the President’s claim of massive voter fraud.

Tiffany Trump

It turns out that some people close to the Trump administration are registered to vote in two states, among them 23-year-old Tiffany Trump, daughter of Donald J. Trump (POTUS) and Marla Maples.

After his repeated claims that he had seen evidence or at least reports of massive voter fraud news agencies of course began checking into the allegations.

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One of the first people they found was Tiffany Trump who registered to vote in both Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New York City. Records show she only voted in New York. The reason is simple, she attended the same school as her father, The University of Pennsylvania and registered there, then registered again when she moved back to New York City.

In fact, wealthy people (like the Trumps) who own two or more houses or even snowbirds (older people who live in the north summers and go south in cold weather) often register in two states and vote where they happen to be on election day. That is completely legal unless they vote twice.

Fraud or just silly?

There is absolutely nothing wrong with being registered to vote in two states, in fact, when someone registers it is the responsibility of the registrar of voters to notify the registrar where they had previously been registered of the change. It isn’t the voter’s responsibility and, unless they actually vote in both places in the same election, there is nothing illegal about it.

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No one would be investigating the president's daughter's voting record or reporting on this if President Trump weren’t continuing to claim that this specific act is a form of voter fraud.

Steve Bannon, Sr White House advisor

Not only is the President’s daughter registered to vote in two states, Stephen Kevin "Steve" Bannon, the Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor to President Donald Trump as well as former Trump presidential campaign manager, was (until yesterday) registered to vote in both Florida and New York, as reported by Sarasota, FL, Herald-Tribune.

Mr Bannon also did absolutely nothing wrong when he cast an absentee ballot in New York; in fact the only person who has suggested that, by being registered in two places, he violated any election laws is his boss, President Trump.

Secretary of Treasury nominee

Another person already known to be registered to vote in two places is President Trump’s nominee to head the Treasury Department Steven Mnuchin. Mnuchin is registered to vote in both California and New York. Again, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that and I've seen zero reports that he ever voted in two locations during the same election.

According to his Google profile page the 54-year-old Yale grad's "favorite movie: Rules Don't Apply." #American Election