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Trump Dissolves Troubled Voter Fraud Commission

By    |   Wednesday, 03 January 2018 06:54 PM

President Donald Trump on Wednesday dissolved his beleaguered voter fraud commission, citing refusals from states to provide information and "endless legal battles" that would be fought at taxpayer expense.

"Despite substantial evidence of voter fraud many, states have refused to provide us with basic information relevant to its inquiry," Trump said in a statement released by the White House.

"Rather than engage in endless legal battles, today I signed an executive order to dissolve the commission and have asked the Department of Homeland Security to review these issues and determine the next course of action."

Trump created the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity last year after saying that he lost the popular vote to his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, because of 3 million to 5 million illegal votes.

Eight lawsuits are pending in federal court, including one from a commission member — Maine Democratic Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap — and from groups including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

The groups are alleging a lack of transparency and that the collection of Americans' personal data violates voters' privacy.

The panel was headed Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

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