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Trump again claims massive vote fraud. A massive search for evidence finds none.

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President Donald Trump said Thursday that voter fraud is widespread and again claimed that “millions and millions” of votes were cast fraudulently.

“In many places, like California, the same person votes many times. You’ve probably heard about that. They always like to say that’s a conspiracy theory. Not a conspiracy theory, folks,” Trump said in West Virginia while talking about how immigrants won’t vote for Republicans. “Millions and millions of people.”

There is no evidence that there has been any type of substantial vote fraud anywhere in the U.S., or that undocumented immigrants cast millions of illegal ballots as he suggests here.

Trump has previously claimed, without evidence, that millions of illegal votes cost him the popular vote in 2016 against Hillary Clinton, who had about 3 million more votes.

Voter fraud is extremely rare. A researcher at Loyola University in Los Angeles reviewed a billion ballots and found 31 cases of voter impersonation, while an Arizona State University study found 10 cases in a review of a decade of ballots. Government investigations have similarly found few cases to prosecute, with just a handful of convictions nationwide. In rulings against state voter ID laws, courts have routinely cited a lack of evidence.

The president’s own attorneys have argued against the reality of voter fraud, too.

“All available evidence suggests that the 2016 general election was not tainted by fraud or mistake,” his lawyers wrote in a court filing posted by The Washington Post that opposed a recount effort.

The president formed a voter fraud commission in 2017, but disbanded it early this year amid a slew of legal fights; it had not found any proof of widespread voter fraud.

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EU civil war: Denmark backs Washington in submarine row with France and Brussels

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DENMARK has lashed out at the European Union for siding with France in the diplomatic spat over its failed submarine contract with Australia.

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Biden, Macron to speak by phone following submarine fallout

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden was expected to speak Wednesday with French President Emmanuel Macron as the U.S. looks to stem the fallout from France’s fury over a deal to sell nuclear-powered submarines to Australia, according to a French official.

French government spokesperson Gabriel Attal said Macron expected “clarifications and clear commitments” from Biden on the call, which he said was requested by the White House.

“We expect of our allies that the exchanges and consultations that should have been conducted did not happen, and that raises the question of confidence,” Attal said Wednesday. “Therefore it falls on all of us from now on to bear together the consequences.”

The diplomatic spat between the U.S., and France erupted last week over a deal the Biden administration announced with Australia to provide that country with nuclear-powered submarines as part of a wider security pact that also included the U.K. But the French had been expecting to be the ones to sell submarines to Australia under a 2016 contract.

French officials said they were blindsided by the announcement, which cost them a $66 billion agreement. In response, France recalled their ambassadors from the United States and Australia and canceled a gala at their embassy in Washington.

The White House declined to comment on the call, but press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday that officials from both countries were working to schedule one.

Nancy Ing contributed.

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'Not giving up sovereignty!' UK lays down gauntlet to EU ahead of Gibraltar Brexit talks

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SOVEREIGNTY of Gibraltar is not up for negotiation in Brexit trade talks with the EU, ministers have vowed.

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