Conservative Matt Schlapp got jumped on Jake Tapper’s “The Lead” Thursday when he tried to claim voter fraud was a significant enough problem that it warranted the millions the administration intends to spend investigating it.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order creating a commission to address voter fraud, a non-existent problem Republicans use as an excuse to pass laws that ultimately disenfranchise legitimate voters, who are often times Democratic. The order would guarantee taxpayer dollars would be spent on the investigation. After the election, Trump alleged that he only lost the popular vote because three million people voted illegally, a claim for which he has no evidence.

Yet, here we have Schlapp defending the indefensible, and that always begs the question, what is Schlapp really looking for? Most of the time, the expression ‘follow the money’ answers that question.