White House Expected To Announce Voting Fraud Commission


United States President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Thursday launching a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression in the US election system, three White House officials said.

Other Democrats criticized the creation of Trump's new commission altogether, saying that it "intended to perpetuate the president's false claim that millions voted illegally in November", Raw Story reported.

The presidential commission will be led by Vice-President Mike Pence and will include current and former secretaries of state and election officials appointed by Mr Trump, said White House spokesman Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday.

"The commission will review policies and practices that enhance or undermine the American people's confidence in the integrity of federal elections and provide the president with a report that identifies system vulnerabilities that lead to improper registrations and voting", Sanders said.

Prioritizing an investigation of an imaginary enemy, President Trump has signed an executive order to investigate his out-of-the-blue claims of widespread voter fraud.

Under a state law he lobbied for, Kobach is the only elections secretary in America with his own team of prosecutors, independent of the attorney general, who can target voter fraud - although his actual attempts to find voter fraud were nearly a complete bust.

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And at least one member says he suspects the President's claims will remain unfounded.

The soon-to-be assembled commission will be composed of Republican and Democrat state election officials and other experts.

Nothing has been produced that even remotely would support such a claim nor, in fact, that there is indeed a problem with widespread voter fraud.

Kobach insists that this effort wasn't launched to prove that voter fraud is sweeping the nation: "The commission does not begin with foregone conclusions".

"The President's "Election Integrity" Commission is purpose-built to encourage and enable voter suppression", said U.S. House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi in a statement. "They didn't vote for me", said Trump in a January 25 interview with ABC News. Even some conservatives admit that such laws, which make it more hard for people of color, people with low incomes, and young people-who are all less likely to have photo ID like drivers licenses or passports-to vote, are actually about winning elections for the GOP. "[It] shall be exclusively advisory and shall submit a report to the President that identifies. laws, rules, policies, activities, strategies, and practices that enhance the American people's confidence in the integrity of the voting processes used in Federal elections".