Goodbye voter fraud commission, who accomplished nothing

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Subject: Goodbye voter fraud commission, who accomplished nothing
From: rsw@therandymon.com (RS Wood)
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Date: Jan 05 2018 22:29:33
On Sun, 2 Jul 2017 11:02:40 -0400 (EDT)
RS Wood <rsw@therandymon.com> wrote:

Trump challenges states on voter fraud: ‘What are they trying to hide?’
http://wapo.st/2txpqvf
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And, that's the end of that, with not a shred of evidence

https://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2018/01/problem-dissolved

Coaxed along by Mr Kobach, Mr Trump had become a fervent proponent of
the idea that America suffered from widespread voter fraud during the
elections of 2016. He had claimed that if he did lose the presidential
election it would only be because the process was marred by millions of
fraudulent votes, including many cast by illegal immigrants. Even after
he won the electoral-college vote, Mr Trump did not drop the idea. He
declared that he would have beaten Hillary Clinton in the popular vote
too, had it not been for some 3m-5m votes being cast (against him)
illegally. In May he established the voter-fraud commission by an
executive order. Yesterday, even more abruptly, he abolished it.

As ever, there was somebody else to blame. “Despite substantial
evidence of voter fraud, many states have refused to provide the
presidential advisory commission on election integrity with basic
information relevant to its inquiry,” Mr Trump said in a statement.
“Rather than engage in endless legal battles at taxpayer expense, today
I signed an executive order to dissolve the commission”. Mr Trump did
not provide any new evidence of voter fraud.

The short-lived commission, which had met for the first time in July
under the chairmanship of Mike Pence, the vice-president, got off a
rocky start. An outcry ensued after it sent out letters to all 50
states demanding data on their voters. The requested data were
wide-ranging—including names, dates of birth, political-party
affiliations, last four digits of Social Security numbers, voter
histories since 2006, felony convictions and more—and a varied array of
states objected, red and blue alike. Fourteen, including Democratic
California and solid-Republican Kentucky, flat-out refused to respond
to the letter. Another 16 said they would review the letter, whereas 20
said they would comply by sending only publicly available data. The
commission was also hit by at least eight lawsuits, including one by
the American Civil Liberties Union, which claimed that the true goal of
the commission was to suppress minority-voter turnout by applying
stringent new qualification requirements. Another lawsuit was filed by
a member of the commission itself, Matthew Dunlap, Maine’s secretary of
state, who alleged he had been illegally excluded from its
deliberations.


Date Subject  Author
05.01. * Goodbye voter fraud commission, who accomplished nRS Wood
06.01. `- Re: Goodbye voter fraud commission, who accomplished nJAB

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