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    Former GOP Official Behind Fake 'Report' – A Tweet – Trump Used to Fraudulently Claim 3-5 Million Votes Were 'Illegal'

    'Greg's Always Been a Little Loose With the Truth'

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    It all started with a tweet.

    Gregg Phillips three days after the November election took to Twitter to claim he had analyzed a database and discovered at least three million votes were cast by non-citizens. 

    Two days later he tweeted that he had since verified his data and was joining with a right wing group that has been accused of working to intimidate Black, Hispanic, and immigrant voters to begin legal action.

    Those two tweets were all it took for conspiracy theorist and far right wing fanatic Alex Jones to publish on InfoWars an article claiming, with zero legitimate proof, that "Trump may have won popular vote" in an article titled (all caps, of course, as fake news sites often do), "REPORT: THREE MILLION VOTES IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAST BY ILLEGAL ALIENS."

    Phillips has not provided any evidence whatsoever for his claims, but he sat down with CNN's Chros Cuomo Friday morning and in a lengthy interview explained his beliefs:

    President Trump apparently was watching:

    A frightening show of support for someone who has zero credibility. Many on Twitter noted the president's tweet, and were outraged:

    "He said he collected and analyzed more than 180 million voting records, using his algorithm. He said he had also analyzed records since ballots were cast," The Clarion-Ledger reports. "Phillips said he had a specific number for how many non-citizen votes were cast in Mississippi on Nov. 8, but wouldn’t share what that number was."

    Phillips, it turns out, is a big-time Trump supporter, a former finance director of the Alabama Republican Party, and a former executive director of the Mississippi Republican Party, according to The Miami Herald, which says he also was a managing director of a Newt Gingrich super PAC.

    Phillips is also the former head the Mississippi Department of Human Services, where he was accused of "a likely conflict of interest," The Clarion-Ledger reports. He later became the deputy commissioner for Texas’ Health and Human Services, where, again, there were accusations of financial wrongdoing.

    "Greg's always been a little loose with the truth," Mississippi Sen. John Hohrn told the Clarion-Ledger.

    PolitiFact has debunked Phillips' claims.

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