“The recent statements by President Trump and Governor Christie about voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election are irresponsible and dangerous. If we have learned anything from this recent era of politics, it is that alternative facts simply are not facts. Here are the facts: there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud.  A leading comprehensive study of voter impersonation found only 31 incidents out of one billion ballots cast between 2000-2014.  In other words, voter fraud is extraordinarily rare.