Trump's voter fraud commission vice chair floats conspiratorial election claim on MSNBC

Trump's voter fraud commission vice chair floats conspiratorial election claim on MSNBC

Trump's voter fraud commission vice chair floats conspiratorial election claim on MSNBC

In 2013 the League joined as defendants in the case Kobach, et al v. U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

With no evidence backing his theory that "millions" of people illegally voted in the 2016 election, Trump instead claimed that "very large numbers of people in certain states" may have cast fraudulent votes, offering no other details.

Tur also asked Kobach, "So are the votes for Donald Trump that led him to win the election in doubt as well?"

Almost every credible study has concluded that voter fraud is either nonexistent or too small to affect election outcomes.

The commission has been the subject of public scrutiny since before it was announced, and came under fire when it requested voter data from states, including Social Security numbers and voting history information. 'Most of them have really done brilliantly and we appreciate it.

In addition, the panel faced lacerating criticism from Democrats and voting rights groups that argued it could be a vehicle to prevent lawful voters from getting to the polls.

The NAACP LDF ain't having it with Trump's voter commission, believing it to be an attack on voters of color.

The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity will be holding its inaugural meeting Wednesday, July 19, at the White House. The reason why states won't hand over their data is that the administration of elections is a state power under the Constitution. He said the other states should be more forthcoming.

Wendy Weiser of the Brennan Center wrote Tuesday that Trump's commission, which has already been confronted with ten legal challenges and lawsuits, will serve to "lay the groundwork for laws that dramatically restrict access to voting, including through strict voter-ID requirements and obstacles to voter registration such as requiring documentary proof of citizenship".

"I am delighted that President Trump has seen fit to name Hans von Spakovsky to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity", said John Malcolm, vice president for the Institute for Constitutional Government. "There's something, there always is", he said.

The commission's highest profile action thus far has been to request voter data from states, which many state officials have rejected. We can't let that happen. "And maybe as they proceed with their investigations, to keep us apprised of their findings would be very helpful to this commission".

That provoked a backlash against the commission by almost all of the nation's voting officials, who were concerned the move violated states' rights and was an attempt to suppress voting. A federal court fined Kobach $1,000 for misleading the court about the nature of documents sought by the American Civil Liberties Union in its lawsuit against Kansas' voter registration laws.

The commission met via teleconference earlier in June, but Wednesday's meeting, chaired by Pence, was the first public meeting.

Trump's critics say the panel is cover for an assault on voting rights.

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