The Gravest Dangers of Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission
For a committee that claims to be serious to ensure the integrity of the election, “Presidential Presidential Advisory Commission” President Donald Trump on electoral integrity is overflowing.
Last week, the commission, chaired by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, sent a letter to the country’s electoral authorities in search of sensitive personal information of voters, including names, addresses , Numbers from the last four voters social security numbers, information on the elections in which people voted since 2006 and information on serious convictions, as well as answers to a number of open questions. All this information must be provided in just two weeks.
The responses of states are faced with this varying alarming demand. Some are examining the Commission’s letter. Others refused to provide information about electors protected by their state laws. Others have always rejected the Commission’s request.
The Secretaries of State of both parties have expressed their inability to transmit information requested by Kobach. The Mississippi Secretary of State – a Republican – said the commission could “jump in the Gulf of Mexico.”
Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan, also a Republican, said he could not “consciously” post-election data sensitive to a “willingness to hurry.” And in a strange twist, even Kobach said that his own state could not share information.
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State officials refuse to give out privileged personal information and fill out long questionnaires legitimately place the laws, resources, and citizens of their states beforehand in a strong mandate from a group of questionable motives and methods.
The panel – created to strengthen the baseless statement that Trump 3 to 5 million people voted illegally in 2016 – has done nothing to alleviate concern that this is not a false mission investigation. Alternatively, excavation in the absence of Evidence of fraud to impose stricter federal voting laws that could prevent eligible voters.
A spokesman for the vice president confirmed that the commission intended to compare the data that receives the names of other federal databases.
This is a problem because we have seen that with bad methods, comparing databases incorrectly can lead to important reports of people registered in two places or people allegedly unregistered citizens (this is what happened with similar efforts in The past, including across-state Kobach Crusade led). These inflated figures can become the justification for unnecessarily strict voting restrictions.
A look at the composition of the commission revealed that ultimately they could undermine, not reinforce public confidence in our choices. It includes supporters of the nation’s most difficult voting restrictions and, despite bipartisan claims, is chaired by two members of the same political party.
However, the last constituencies were presided over by respected lawyers for President Obama and Mitt Romney, and former President Jimmy Carter and Republican Secretary of State James A. Baker III.