Investigating Trump’s “Voter Fraud” Commission

Last Updated September 26, 2017

The Brennan Center and other civic groups have filed public records requests regarding President Trump’s “Fraud” Commission. These requests help to improve public understanding of the Commission’s goals and operations, as well as the actions that led to its founding.

Brennan Center Requests

The Brennan Center has filed the following requests to federal and state agencies. You can click the icons below to view requests and responsive documents. The Election Assistance Commission, as well as the offices of the Indiana, Maine, New Hampshire, and West Virginia secretaries of state, are the only agencies to have provided documents thus far, but additional responses will be posted as they are received. After the requests to the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, and Office of Management and Budget went unanswered, the Brennan Center and Protect Democracy filed suit to compel the agencies to disclose the information to which the public is entitled. 

 

Federal Records Requests 

Election Assistance Commission  
Department of 
Homeland Security
(Filed in collaboration with The Protect Democracy Project)
Department of Justice (Filed in collaboration with The Protect Democracy Project)
General Services Administration (Filed in collaboration with The Protect Democracy Project)
Office of Management
and Budget
(Filed in collaboration with The Protect Democracy Project)

 

State Records Requests 

Indiana Secretary of State  
West Virginia Secretary of State  
Alabama Secretary of State (Filed in collaboration with the League of Women Voters)
Kansas Secretary of State (Filed in collaboration with the League of Women Voters)
Maine Secretary of State (Filed in collaboration with the League of Women Voters)
New Hampshire Secretary of State (Filed in collaboration with the League of Women Voters)
 

 

Public Records Requests by Other Civic Groups

Other organizations have also filed public records requests. You can click on the links to view their filings to the following offices:

  • Office of the Vice President: The ACLU seeks information and communications related to actual or potential voter fraud in the 2016 General Election, as well as documents that provide insights into any changes or potential changes made to public policies in connection with a voter fraud investigation.
  • Office of the Iowa Secretary of State: The ACLU of Iowa seeks communications between the Iowa Secretary of State office and the Commission with an emphasis on responses to the portion of the Commission's June 28, 2017 letter soliciting the office's "views and recommendations," as well as all records related to those "views and recommendations."
  • Leading Officers of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity: Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington (CREW) seeks information regarding Commission and Commission subcommittee membership; minutes of the Commission’s June 28, 2017 telephone meeting; and all documents provided to, or made for or by, the Commission and its members.
  • Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity: The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) seeks records concerning the June 28, 2017 Commission request for state voter records and other related information.