The new president said the inquiry would include "those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal", the BBC wrote.

Mr. Trump also said the probe would focus on "those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time)".

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"Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!" Mr. Trump said of his planned inquiry.