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Schumer to Trump: Disband Voter Integrity Commission

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By    |   Thursday, 24 August 2017 12:56 PM

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is vowing to introduce legislation to do away with the presidential voter integrity commission if President Donald Trump won't disband it.

Schumer's comments came Thursday on Twitter and as a post on Medium.

In the post on Medium, Schumer noted: "In late June, the President's unwarranted 'Election Integrity Commission,' established to investigate the president's baseless and absurd claim that 3 to 5 million people illegally voted in the 2016 election, joined Attorney General Sessions in sending letters to the states asking for detailed voter information.

"This effort to intimidate voters and purge them from the rolls through a national voter database of personal information is unprecedented and was met with bipartisan opposition from Republican and Democratic Secretaries of State.

"The president's 'Election Integrity Commission' and the actions of the attorney general are wolves in sheep's clothing. They are a ruse. Their only intention is to disenfranchise voters."

Schumer called on Trump to rescind the executive order that created the commission and said "if the president does not act, Congress should prohibit its operation through one of the must-pass legislative vehicles in September."

Trump created the commission in May, according to Politico.

The website noted Democrats are concerned the group will eventually restrict the voting rights of minorities, who tend to vote against Republicans.

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