President Trump signs executive order to launch voter fraud commission

by Itunuoluwa Adebo

President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday to launch a commission to review alleged voter fraud, after months of claiming voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election.

Chaired by Vice President, the order titled “Presidential Commission on Election Integrity,” would establish a bipartisan commission, to review alleged voter fraud and suppression. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who has investigated voter fraud in Kansas, will serve as vice chair. “This action by  fulfills another President Trump, promise made to the American people,” Pence said in a statement. “We can’t take for granted the integrity of the vote.”

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The White House announced five members to the commission on Thursday: Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson (R), New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner (D), Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap (D), Christie McCormick, commissioner of the election assistance commission, and former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell(R).

The White House said the commission will review practices that affect the integrity of federal elections, spanning improper registrations, improper voting, fraudulent registrations, fraudulent voting and voting suppression.

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Spokeswoman Sandra Huckabee- Sanders, “We expect the report to be complete by 2018,”. “The experts will follow the facts where they lead, we’ll share updates as we have them.”In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.

 

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