Reince Priebus, the incoming White House Secretary of State in Donald Trump's administration, maintained his support for the president-elect in his claims that millions of illegals voted illegally during the recent national election.
According to Priebus, Trump's statements were backed by data pointing to voter fraud.
During the previous weeks, Trump's win was challenged by liberals, who were led by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, by demanding a recount in various states.
Trump then countered this argument by claiming that he would have won the popular votes in certain areas if not for the massive voter fraud that occurred. According to the incoming president, many of the votes that went to his political rivals came from illegal immigrants currently staying in the U.S.
Since making the claim, Trump has been criticized for alleging voter fraud without citing proper evidence. But recently, Priebus noted that he also believes millions voted illegally during the election.
During an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation," Priebus cited a Wall Street Journal article showing the vote percentage from the election, according to The Hill. As pointed out by the incoming Secretary of State, statistics indicate that certain individuals who do not have the legal right to vote were able to participate during the election. These individuals are most likely immigrants or non-citizens.
"[There's] a certain percentage of people that are voting that shouldn't be voting," he said. "These are estimates all over the map on that."
This is not the first time that the idea of non-citizens voting during the election surfaced. Back in September, there were reports of President Barack Obama's administration rushing the U.S. Customs and Immigration Services to process naturalization applications of migrants before the election, according to Daily Caller. It was believed that this was a strategy utilized by the Democratic Party to increase voter support for its former frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
Then, in early November, Obama reportedly urged illegal immigrants in the country to vote and even hinted that doing so could establish their citizenship, which is of course, a right that is only available to citizens.