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Trump Dissolves Voter Fraud Commission

by Countable | 1.4.18

What’s the story?

President Donald Trump has disbanded the commission he’d charged with investigating voter fraud.

The president placed the blame on various states refusing to give election data to the panel, formally known as the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.

Why does it matter?

The president formed the commission in May after claiming, without evidence, that millions of illegal ballots cost him the popular vote. He appointed Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to lead the panel.

The commission did not produce evidence of major vote fraud.

It did, however, produce controversy, including internal dissension, legal threats, and the refusal of some states to provide voter data.

"Rather than engage in endless legal battles at taxpayer expense, today President Trump signed an executive order to dissolve the Commission, and have asked the Department of Homeland Security to review these issues and determine next courses of action," the White House Press Secretary said in a written statement.

What do you think?

Did you support the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity? Are you disappointed to see it shuttered? Do you agree with Trump that the "system is rigged, must go to Voter I.D."? Hit Take Action and tell your reps, then share your thoughts below.

—Josh Herman

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  • SamJenkins
    01/04/2018
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    The commission was an attempt to prove Trump’s lies regarding voter fraud. It was a complete waste of time and tax payer money.

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  • Michael777
    01/04/2018
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    What a pathetic waste of time and taxpayer money, honestly! Don The Con should be forced to pay back all of the taxpayer money he wasted on needless ventures!

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  • Abbi
    01/04/2018
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    And he'll probably pretend he never even said it.

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  • I.Got.an.Idea...
    01/04/2018
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    I assume the Voter Fraud Commission proved Mr. Trump’s allegations were incorrect. Since we have already paid for it, all information obtained should be provided to the Citizens. Dump Trump!! Make America NORMAL again!

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  • Leona-Aurelia
    01/04/2018
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    Good. It was a sham to begin with.

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  • John
    01/04/2018
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    This was another made-up, racist & fascist piece of crap that the FUCKING MORON tried to impose on the country. Good that it’s gone. Better that he will be gone soon!

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  • Surender
    01/05/2018
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    The title should be ‘Trump dissolves Trump fraud commission’!

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  • Marylynn
    01/05/2018
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    There wasn't any voter fraud, but there was collusion, obstruction of justice and possibly treason by the current administration. You can run, but you can't hide Liar in Chief. Mr. Mueller has his sights on you and your lowlife children, who'd do anything to make money.

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  • Christina
    01/05/2018
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    An ID should be required to prevent voter fraud!

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  • Eric
    01/05/2018
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    FOIA that commissions records now. We payed for them. I want them publicly available ASAP. We all know this was a stupid idea made up by an increasingly paranoid and out of touch old rich white dude who is president. Let’s see what our money is paying for. At least past GOP presidents like George Ws pet projects did incredible things like advocacy for better access to mental health care. And I hated most of what GWB did, but I can still respect his work on certain issues. I want to see what DJT is spending our hard earned tax money on. Now. No more lies. Show me your cards a-hole.

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  • Marcus
    01/04/2018
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    Thankfully this was done! The president, of all people, should not be allowed to make claims and waste resources chasing political fairytales. Keep the president accountable!

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  • S
    01/05/2018
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    He’s delusional about voter fraud, conspiracy theories, etc.

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  • Jesse
    01/04/2018
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    This all was a bad idea the first place

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  • ManfromNebraska
    01/05/2018
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    Voter fraud is rampant. We need to have proper I.D.’s to vote and the roles need updated to remove people who have died and those who haven’t voted in the last five years.

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  • Kim vang thi
    10/25/2018
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    This is not going

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  • Jeanne
    01/04/2018
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    I am glad that enough democrats had the spine to call 45 on this corrupt scam to steal SS #s and make them public. Another joke panel because 45 can’t handle the fact that he did not win the popular vote.

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  • David
    01/06/2018
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    I think a voter fraud commission is needed. However, how much money so we want to throw at it. To me, I’d like to have some kind of checking system to prevent this from happening.

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  • Dara
    01/04/2018
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    Swamp, more swamp. How many lies and money were wasted pursuing what we already knew? Can we get some adults to govern at the table!

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  • Deirdre
    01/04/2018
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    Waste of time and a big huge waste of taxpayers money.

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  • Azrael
    01/04/2018
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    Because there isn’t voter fraud and the lawsuits demand discovery

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