In some surprise news, President Trump has officially dissolved that White House commission on voter fraud.
The election integrity commission was put together last year to look into voter fraud, headed by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.
You may remember news from last year of a few states declining to hand over all the information requested by the commission, and today the President announced he’s disbanding the commission “despite substantial evidence of voter fraud”:
POTUS does away with voter fraud commission citing states refusing to provide data. The commission was never able to point to any specific examples of widespread voter fraud. pic.twitter.com/xIauYUTGEP
— Katherine Faulders (@KFaulders) January 3, 2018
The President, of course, famously made the baseless claim that he also won the popular vote because of “millions of people” voting illegally:
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
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2016
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