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Report: Trump Voter Fraud Commission Has Gone Silent

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New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner (Holly Ramer/AP)

By    |   Monday, 18 December 2017 10:38 PM

President Donald Trump's voter fraud commission has gone quiet in recent weeks, with many of its own members wondering what's up, NBC News reports.

"I have not heard anything since the New Hampshire meeting" Sept. 12, said Bill Gardner, New Hampshire's secretary of state, who is a member of the commission.

Alan King, chief election official for Jefferson County, Alabama, told NBC he has not received replies to his emails.

"It's my understanding that this commission is supposed to submit its recommendations in March 2018," King said. "I'm wondering when you take a two-and-half-month hiatus from meeting. . . . I obviously think anyone would have concerns how a deadline like that is supposed to be met."

Gardner and King, both Democrats, on the mostly Republican commission, expressed shared concern, while some Republicans said nothing is amiss.

Logan Churchwell, a representative for GOP Commissioner J. Christian Adams called the "out of the loop" narrative "outdated and played out." The commission has no plans to meet again this year because of the holidays, Churchwell said.

Trump formed the commission in May, citing his concerns of massive voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election. Critics said there is no evidence for those worries.

Originally composed of seven Republicans and five Democrats, the committee is down to only four Democrats following the October death of member David Dunn.

In addition to opposition over the credibility of the voter fraud claims, the panel also has faced controversy over its attempt to obtain voter data from every state, and was even sued by one of its own members over the issue, Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap.

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