Donald Trump Dissolves Voter Fraud Commission Despite 'Substantial Evidence'

07 January, 2018, 00:53 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • Donald Trump may have abandoned his commission on 'voter fraud', but voter suppression continues

"Many mostly Democrat States refused to hand over data from the 2016 Election to the Commission On Voter Fraud". Instead of addressing real problems like Russian hacking and solutions that improve security and accessibility, the commission was always a partisan vehicle to justify President Trump's baseless lies about why he lost the popular vote. The inquiry quickly was bogged down by numerous lawsuits; claims that it was acting in secrecy to the point of keeping information from even some of its own members; security and privacy concerns over the voter data being requested by the commission; opposition from both Democratic and Republican state officials; and the lack of credible evidence of widespread voter fraud. But, Trump had bagged the electoral college vote by winning the Midwestern states.

The Republican president chose to remove the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity to avoid "endless legal battles at taxpayer expense", White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

"The President's Election Integrity Commission was a vehicle launched with the singular goal of laying the groundwork to promote voter suppression policies on a national scale", said Kristen Clarke, the president and executive director of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

Back in May, Donald Trump's exquisitely delicate ego motivated him to establish the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which was tasked with examining the impacts of "improper voting, fraudulent voter registrations, and fraudulent voting".

Trump formed the commission last May to examine the US electoral system for evidence of large-scale voter fraud.


On Thursday, Trump turned his attention to stronger voter ID laws. In light of that, we hope the public will push for voter security in every state, and that Homeland Security can close the loop from its end in keeping noncitizens from fouling a right that should be sacred to every American. Husted sent a link of the publicly-available state's database of voter information to the White House, but did not turn over data that isn't public record in Ohio. In the lawsuit, Dunlap's lawyers said that the commission's "superficial bipartisanship has been a facade".

"He has a right to access documents that the commission is considering relying on in the course of developing its final recommendations", U.S. District Jude Colleen Kollar-Kotelly wrote in her ruling last month, the Los Angeles Times reported at the time.

"The Department of Homeland Security is going to be able to move faster and more efficiently than a presidential advisory commission".

Democrats continue to scream that there's no evidence of voter fraud.

Dunlap provided BuzzFeed News with a copy of an email time-stamped at 6:49 p.m. on Wednesday from the commission's designated federal officer, Andrew Kossack, notifying the commission members about the president's decision to dissolve the group. Kobach is a candidate for Kansas governor. On Twitter, Trump insisted the commission's failure is all the more proof that the "system is rigged" and blamed the "mostly Democrat states" for refusing to cooperate.

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