On Thursday the President is planning on signing a new executive order that will launch a new commission to review voter fraud and voter suppression. According to the Associated Press:
Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach will lead the commission, which will look at allegations of improper voting and fraudulent voter registration in states and across the nation, one official said. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss details ahead of the formal announcement.
Trump has alleged, without evidence, that 3 to 5 million people voted illegally in his 2016 campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton. He has vowed since the start of his administration to investigate voter fraud, a process that has been delayed for months.
The commission will include Republicans and Democrats and be composed of current, and former state election officials and other experts, the White House official said.
The panel will aim to ensure confidence in the integrity of federal elections while looking at vulnerabilities in the system and the possibility of improper voting and fraudulent voter registration and voting, the official said.
During the campaign, the President regularly made claims that the election was “rigged” and that is why he lost the popular vote. During a meeting in February, the President declared that he felt former Senator Kelly Ayotte would have won in New Hampshire if it wasn’t for voter fraud.
What do you think? Do you believe that the Trump vote was suppressed?