President Donald Trump’s latest executive order, to be signed Thursday, will kick off an investigation into voter fraud.
Specifically, the order will create a “Presidential Commission on Election Integrity” tasked with looking at issues related to fraud.
The Democrats alleged Russia fraudulently impacted the results of the 2016 presidential election, skewing votes toward Trump and away from Hillary Clinton. Some Republicans, meanwhile, alleged shenanigans at the ballot boxes slanted the popular vote to lean Clinton — despite the fact Trump won with more than enough Electoral College votes.
Trump, after his win and during his first few weeks in office, vowed to look into election fraud. His order kicks off that investigation.
The Hill reports:
“Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach will be named chair and vice chair, respectively, of the “Presidential Commission on Election Integrity,” the report said. The commission will be announced later Thursday.
“Lawmakers from both parties will be included in the commission, and they will review ‘vulnerabilities’ in U.S. voting systems, as well as any possible cases of ‘improper voting, fraudulent voter registrations and fraudulent voting,’ ABC reported.
The commission will be charged with reviewing Trump’s allegations of mass voter fraud in the 2016 election as well as ‘systemic issues that have been raised over many years in terms of the integrity of the elections.’
“Voter suppression will also be an issue taken up by the commission to draw Democrats to join the effort.”