Demise of Trump Voter Fraud Commission Is a Victory for Federalism

US President Donald Trump talks with journalists after signing tax reform legislation into law in the Oval Office

Trump established the commission in May "in order to promote fair and honest federal elections", according to the executive order.

Trump had alleged that he won less votes in the 2016 presidential elections because of voter fraud.

Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver was quick to react to the dissolution of President Donald Trump's controversial commission that sought evidence of voter fraud. But if you ask the president, its dismantling has nothing to do with a lack of voter fraud and everything to do with a vast conspiracy against him. Most state election officials scoffed at the idea, while Trump critics described his obsession as thinly veiled racism against Hispanic and African-American voters.

Donald Trump established the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity previous year with the ultimate aim of finding evidence of alleged illegal ballots being cast which lead to his loss of the popular vote to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016.

There is zero evidence of voter fraud as a real issue.

Criticising their refusal to co-operate, he tweeted: 'Many mostly Democratic states fought hard that the commission not see their records or methods because they know many people are voting illegally.

The panel was headed by Vice President Mike Pence, along with Kris Kobach, who as Kansas Secretary of State runs elections in that state and who has long urged new voting restrictions.

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Its origing tracks back to the time when Trump suspected his loss on popular votes in the presidential election had more to do with voter fraud than his unpopularity. Kollar-Kotelly's opinion states that Dunlap should be given access to documents like a request for voter data sent to USA states and meeting agendas.

State Division of Elections Director Robert Giles rejected the panel's request for other data, including the last four digits of Social Security numbers, felony convictions, military service and registrations in other states. "It tried to operate to a large extent in secrecy, without recognition that doing so would violate the federal laws that govern presidential commissions and that protect privacy".

"Many mostly Democrat States refused to hand over data from the 2016 Election to the Commission On Voter Fraud", Trump tweeted out.

It identifies as threats measures such as registration deadlines and voter ID requirements.

"This commission started as a tragedy and ended as a farce", said Michael Waldman, the president of the Brennan Center.

Trump further made the case for requiring American voters to present identification at the ballot box, arguing that they must already show an ID for "almost everything".

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