Trump: I've Axed The Voter Fraud Commission

Posted: Jan 03, 2018 6:54 PM

Well, President Trump’s search to root out possible voter fraud during the 2016 election is over. He signed an executive order axing the commission, citing prolonged legal battles that would cost the taxpayers too much money. Also, there were a lot of states that refused to comply with the commission concerning turning over voter data from the 2016 election (via AP):

President Donald Trump is disbanding his controversial voter fraud commission amid infighting, lawsuits and state officials’ refusal to cooperate.

Trump convened the commission to investigate the 2016 presidential election, after alleging repeatedly and without evidence that voting fraud cost him the popular vote. Trump won the Electoral College.

The White House blamed the decision to end the panel on more than a dozen states that have refused to comply with the commission’s demand for reams of personal voter data, including names, partial Social Security numbers, voting histories and party affiliations.

“Rather than engage in endless legal battles at taxpayer expense, today President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order to dissolve the Commission, and he has asked the Department of Homeland Security to review its initial findings and determine next courses of action,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement Wednesday.

This commission was created after the president alleged that three to five million votes were cast illegally. There is no solid evidence to substantiate this claim.