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Trump shuts down voter fraud commission, citing 'endless legal battles'

Trump shuts down voter fraud commission, citing 'endless legal battles'

Trump attacked Democrats for the failure of his maligned voter fraud commission. The group has been subject to several lawsuits and resistance from some states.

"DHS can do it more freely and efficiently than a commission can", he said.

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order disbanding his voter fraud commission.

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

Kobach's office said Thursday that the charges involve two people accused of double voting in Kansas and Colorado in 2016.

Meanwhile, the Government Accountability Office, or GAO, a federal watchdog agency, said previous year that it would investigate the commission's funding, internal operations and handling of tens of millions of sensitive voter files.

Controversy surrounding the commission only amplified in the subsequent months when one of the panel's Democrat members filed a lawsuit alleging Democrats had been excluded from the proceedings and was not allowed to see the information the conservative members were examining.

"The obstacles and impediments used to hinder the work of the Commission is evidence that there are many politicians and activists who want to prevent the American people from finding out the truth", Von Spakovsky wrote.

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders ultimately blamed the commission's premature demise on states refusing to share the information necessary to properly investigate the issue. DHS was chosen because the agency oversees immigration and can come up with an accurate estimate of the number of noncitizens on voter rolls, Kobach said.

"It tried to operate to a large extent in secrecy, without recognition that doing so would violate the federal laws that govern presidential commissions and that protect privacy". "In a ideal world, the commission would've moved swiftly and there wouldn't be any lawsuits". Trump alleged widespread voter fraud but couldn't substantiate these claims with facts, hence the administration had to go hunting for some.

Ho encouraged an examination of real problems when it comes to elections: low voter turnout, unnecessary barriers to participation, outdated and insecure machines and reported foreign interference.

"The abrupt abandonment of the commission makes clear that it had become a thoroughly discredited body that could not find evidence of mass voter fraud".

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. If they don't want to hide anything, as they maintain, what is their true opposition to requiring an ID to vote? "President Trump won't stop lying about voter fraud, or end his assault on voting rights, but today is a good day for democracy", Kander said.

"The great majority of Kris Kobach's political career. has been devoted to political stunt-making", said former state Rep. Mark Hutton, a Wichita Republican running for governor.

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