Success! Trump's Bogus Election Integrity Commission Is Over

Facing Scrutiny, President Trump's “Voter Fraud” Commission Shuts Down

Success! Trump's Bogus Election Integrity Commission Is Over

Trump cited lack of cooperation from states as the reason for his decision to dissolve the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which faces a series of lawsuits over privacy.

In addition to activists and petition signers who put pressure on the Trump administration to end the fruitless hunt for voter fraud, the states did a lot of the damage to the commission by refusing to hand over requested voter information.

"Rather than engage in endless legal battles at taxpayer expense, today President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order to dissolve the Commission, and he has asked the Department of Homeland Security to review its initial findings and determine next courses of action", White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement Wednesday. "But we're still going to have to watch them because it seems from the statements coming from the White House that they're still going to be looking for voter fraud where it doesn't exist".

He has claimed, without evidence, that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 presidential election. "These prosecutions will help deter voter fraud in the future".

President Trump disbanded the commission just days before a deadline for detailing how it meant to proceed.

As Americans, you need identification, sometimes in a very strong and accurate form, for nearly everything you do.except when it comes to the most important thing, VOTING for the people that run your country.

The commander-in-chief, whose administration was buffeted with allegations in an insider book on Wednesday, steered clear of the scandals and focused his Thursday morning Twitter missives on his now defunct commission.

Most recently, the commission was sued by one of its own members, Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, a Democrat, who claimed he was blocked from getting information about the group's activities.

Mr. Trump did not acknowledge the commission's inability to find evidence of fraud, but cast the closing as a result of continuing legal challenges.

The president continued with an argument in favor of voter identification laws. To use these lies so cavalierly, as the President does, to promote widespread use of burdensome and strict voter ID laws that have been shown to have a disproportionate impact on the rights of minority voters is both immoral and unjust. Democrats said they feared commissioners would seek ways to make voting harder, especially for African-Americans, Hispanics, and poor people. "It was that scrutiny that was forced upon the commission that successfully led to the need for transparency which caused the commission to fail", he said, promising that the administration's new tactic won't go unchallenged by the civil rights community. We intend to continue to fight for his right to access to the commission's secret communications.

The administration formed the commission, headed by Vice President Mike Pence, in May 2017 and instructed it to investigate "improper voting, fraudulent voter registrations, and fraudulent voting". It was Kobach who sent a letter to states in June seeking information from their voter rolls.

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