Kobach Appointed To Voter Fraud Commission

Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said he wasn't looking to take on more work when his counterpart in Kansas, Kris Kobach, contacted him earlier this year to ask if he'd be interested in working with the vice president's office on an examination of U.S. voter systems.

FESSLER: Well, Vice President Mike Pence is going to be the chairman.

Reached by phone, Kobach's spokesperson, Samantha Poetter, would not comment about the commission.

- Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) May 11, 2017.@realDonaldTrump picked Kris Kobach - architect of some of the most racist & anti-voter state laws - to lead this new conspiracy crusade.

"The president's committed to the thorough review of registration and voting issues in federal elections", White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Thursday.

The panel will aim to ensure confidence in the integrity of federal elections while looking at vulnerabilities in the system and the possibility of improper voting and fraudulent voter registration and voting, the official said. He's hoping Kobach and the commission conduct a fair investigation. So, yes, there is evidence of voter fraud - but no, there is not evidence of 3-5 million illegal votes being cast in an election. "I don't believe I got one". "I've decided the best thing to do right now is to stay in my home state of Kansas, but I will continue to provide some advice to the president".

Mr Kobach has been a faithful supporter of Mr Trump's election fraud claims.

Prioritizing an investigation of an imaginary enemy, President Trump has signed an executive order to investigate his out-of-the-blue claims of widespread voter fraud. NSEERS was briefly floated late past year as a potential framework for executing candidate Trump's proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the country. Photos showed some of the policy proposals on the paper. The court rejected Kobach's claim that this document was protected by attorney-client privilege because he shared it with an attorney in his office. While Michigan had 31 cases of double voting, North Carolina had 24.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of NY said it was a "clear front for constricting the access to vote to poor Americans, older Americans, and - above all - African-Americans and Latinos".

"Local election officials here in ME do a great job of running the election process", Dunlap said.

The issue of voter fraud has been batted around by both Republicans and Democrats in recent months.

"The concrete evidence is that this is not a problem". False claims of voter fraud have been used to push through more restrictive voting laws including voter ID, proof of citizenship requirements and limiting or reducing early voting opportunities.

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