Without hand shakes, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off in the third and final presidential debate Wednesday at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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About that Pew report Trump uses to suggest voter fraud

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When questioning the integrity of the election and suggesting he might not accept the result come Nov. 9, Donald Trump claimed widespread voter fraud. 

close look at the transcript finds the Republican nominee specifically putting that figure on Pew. 

"If you look at your voter rolls, you will see millions of people that are registered to vote -- millions, this isn't coming from me -- this is coming from Pew report and other places -- millions of people that are registered to vote that shouldn't be registered to vote," he said.

Over the last several weeks, Trump has been referencing this 2012 Pew report to back up his claims the election could be "rigged" thanks to those "millions" registered to vote who shouldn't be.

It's titled "Inaccurate, Costly, and Inefficient: Evidence That America’s Voter Registration System Needs an Upgrade."

Page one of the 12-page report has several bullet points: 

  • Approximately 24 million—one of every eight—voter registrations in the United States are no longer valid or are significantly inaccurate.
  • More than 1.8 million deceased individuals are listed as voters.
  • Approximately 2.75 million people have registrations in more than one state. examined the report and found Trump has been citing it inaccurately on the campaign trail. 

"The report did not allege the 1.8 million deceased people actually voted. Rather, Pew said that it is evidence of the need to upgrade voter registration systems," the organization wrote.

One thing that didn't come up during the debate is something we wrote about this week: GOP officials oversee voting in most of the states

Here's our own fact-check about voter fraud.

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