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@Centristsin2010—Just another example of trump’s delusions. There was never ANY proof of MASSIVE voter fraud.

 

In fact, from the beginning, we were told by credible news sources that voter fraud in this country is rare.

 

But trump, the discredited pseudo news sites, and those oh so gullible worshippers,

known as the base, jumped right on board the delusion express.

 

Another example of extreme waste of the taxpayers’ dollar. The idiot in chief should be made to pay it back, but how does one make up for the waste of man power which could have been applied toward doing something useful—something real.

 

Another example of trump’s incompetence. Another example of why this blithering idiot has absolutely no business in the WH.

 

Gee, I miss having a real president!

 

 

 

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Trump abolishes controversial commission studying alleged voter fraud

 

President Trump on Wednesday announced that he is disbanding a controversial panel studying alleged voter fraud that became mired in multiple federal lawsuits and faced resistance from states that accused it of overreach.

 

The decision is a major setback for Trump, who created the commission last year in response to his claim, for which he provided no proof, that he lost the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016 because of millions of illegally cast ballots.

 

The commission met only twice amid the series of lawsuits seeking to curb its authority and claims by Democrats that it was stacked to recommend voting restrictions favorable to the president’s party.

 

In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said there is “substantial evidence of voter fraud” (and of course never presented ANY substantial evidence) and blamed the ending of the commission on the refusal of many states to provide voter data sought by the panel and the cost of ongoing lawsuits.

 

The bipartisan panel, known as the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, had been nominally chaired by Vice President Pence and led by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a Republican who has aggressively sought to prosecute alleged voter fraud in his state. Pence in recent months had sought to distance himself from its work.

 

In the statement, Sanders said Trump had signed an executive order asking the Department of Homeland Security “to review its initial findings and determine next courses of action.”

 

Critics of the commission hailed Trump’s announcement, calling it long overdue.

 

“The commission never had anything to do with election integrity,” Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in a statement. “It was instead a front to suppress the vote, perpetrate dangerous and baseless claims, and was ridiculed from one end of the country to the other. This shows that ill-founded proposals that just appeal to a narrow group of people won’t work, and we hope they’ll learn this lesson elsewhere.”

 

Former Missouri secretary of state Jason Kander (D) also wished the panel “good riddance.”

 

“President Trump created his sham voting commission to substantiate a lie he told about voter fraud in the 2016 election,” said Kander, president of the advocacy group Let America Vote. “When he couldn’t come up with any fake evidence, and under relentless pressure, he had no choice but to disband his un-American commission.”

 

Trump, however, appeared to stand by the claims of voter fraud without offering any further evidence.  (of course NOT!)

 

In tweets Thursday, he said the commission “fought hard” to investigation allegations of voter abuses “because they know that many people are voting illegally. System is rigged, must go to Voter I.D.” 

 

The 11-member commission proved a magnet for controversy from the outset and was sued by one of its members, Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap (D), who alleged in November that he has been kept in the dark about its operations, rendering his participation “essentially meaningless.”

 

Republicans on the commission accused Dunlap of paranoia, but a federal judge last month ruled partly in his favor.

 

In an interview Wednesday night, Dunlap said it may be premature to celebrate the demise of the commission, given Trump’s announcement that Homeland Security would pick up the work. The department, he said, could angle to change regulations affecting driver’s licenses and other matters affecting voting without as much public scrutiny.

 

“I think people who are saying ‘the witch is dead’ should be very alarmed by this move,” he said. “I think that’s very dangerous.”

 

The commission had been targeted in at least eight other lawsuits seeking to curb its operations or make its deliberations more transparent. Several of those stemmed from an early sweeping request to states for ­voter data that some, including those led by Republicans, deemed too intrusive. The panel sought all publicly available information about voter rolls in the states, such as names of registrants, addresses, dates of birth, partial Social Security numbers and other data.

 

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The "fraud" was obviously trumps ignorant claims that 5.7 million votes were cast illegally.


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