The American Civil Liberties Union wants proof of President Donald Trump's claim that voter fraud affected the presidential election in 2016, the Hill reports.
The ACLU filed a Freedom of Information Request Act on Thursday, the same day Trump signed an executive order establishing an "election integrity" commission that will "study the registration and voting processes used in Federal elections" as well as "fraudulent voter registrations and fraudulent voting."
Dale Ho, director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, said Trump's plan was to "spread his own fake news about election integrity."
"The president ... has alleged that 'millions of votes' were 'illegally' cast 'for the other side.' No concrete evidence has been provided thus far to support the president’s serious indictment against American democracy. Yet the president’s allegations are the basis of an executive order ... to establish a 'Commission on Election Integrity,'" the ACLU's request read. "This FOIA demands that the government release the factual basis and evidence supporting the president's allegations."
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