- Trump's lies on voter fraud build support for voter ID laws that disenfranchise people, says Joshua A. Douglas
- They undermine the public's faith in the truth of any future messages from the White House, Douglas says
Joshua A. Douglas is a law professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law who specializes in election law and voting rights. He is the co-editor of "Election Law Stories." Follow him on Twitter @JoshuaADouglas. The opinions expressed are his own.
(CNN)First, Trump's press secretary, Sean Spicer, misrepresented how many people watched Trump's inauguration, saying it was the largest crowd ever to witness the swearing-in of a new president, despite clear photographic evidence to the contrary. Then, Trump said there were 3 to 5 million illegal votes in the election, costing him the popular vote. Spicer doubled down on this lie in his press briefing, citing debunked theories about voter fraud.