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After his henchmen droned on about how the commission has no preconceived notions, Trump cut through the cant and commanded them to bring him the dirt.
Even before the microphones are turned on, the White House’s new voter fraud commission has already done significant damage to American democracy.
Domestic voter fraud isn’t a real threat. Hackers from overseas are.
Some states laws just flatly prohibit release of some of the information. Guess which state prohibits the release of voters’ Social Security information? Kris Kobach’s Kansas.
U.S. has a history of voter suppression laws that are just a threatening to our democracy as the Russian interference.
The Justice Department quietly sent letters to states demanding to know procedures for maintaining voter registration lists. The letters could be the first step in an effort to force states to conduct voter purges.
Will he maintain an objective frame in his Commission-related responsibilities? Or will he use the Commission as an opportunity to score political points as he pursues a higher office?
If he really wants to bolster public confidence in the integrity of elections, he can step down from Trump’s commission, run for governor, and let the voters decide.
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