My main concern with his actions so far are with his muting of departments and employees with regards to climate science.
Was coming to post this.
As for the voter fraud "investigation", the announcement from the President in the form of a Tweet (yes, this is the world we live in now, if there is a more in depth statement on it please let me know
) is this:
"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
Emphasis mine, I believe if an "investigation" was to actually happen (which I doubt) that would be the real motivation. The opaque administration conducts some sort of "investigation", we'll hear something about "you won't believe how much voter fraud there was, believe me", and then they use it as a basis to push for tighter and tighter voter restriction laws.
My guess is there won't actually be any action on this, and it is just one of those statements from Trump to make himself feel better about the popular vote (even Paul Ryan, and I think Mike Pence, have explicitly denied the baseless claims about widespread voter fraud). In terms of what he actually Tweeted about, being registered in two states isn't illegal as long as you don't vote in two states. Lots of people are registered in two states - including Trump's strategist Steve Bannon
, and his own daughter Tiffany Trump.
One last potentially interesting point on the VOTER FRAUD investigations - Trump's own lawyers
claimed in court that there was no evidence of significant voter fraud, as part of their argument for not going ahead with major recounts in Michigan. If there was reason to suspect widespread voter fraud then those recounts should go ahead? Or shouldn't the results of the election be considered invalid, if it genuinely is as bad as Trump would have us believe with millions
of fraudulent votes?
Since Trump won
this election, there's only two reasons I can see to go out of his way to undermine the credibility of the election process; to massage his own ego about the fact he didn't win the popular vote (which clearly bothers him), or to undermine credibility of future
elections. My guess would be that for Donald himself it's about the former, for the men behind the throne it's the latter.