Washington, DC – League of Women Voters president Chris Carson issued the following statement in response to the White House openly admitting the Election ‘Integrity’ Commission is seeking to find potential fraudulent registrations on the voter rolls:
“We knew from the start that the so-called Election ‘Integrity’ Commission was created to justify President Trumps’ false claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2016 elections. Mr. Kobach’s request for voter records is consistent with his tactics of voter suppression and today the White House openly admitted the Commission intends to find fraudulent voters, even where there are none.
“Obviously, this Commission is fishing for fraud where there isn’t any.
“Secretary Kobach has a history of suppressing voters and removing thousands of eligible voters from the rolls. Mr. Kobach has been brought to court — and lost — several times for suppressing the constitutional rights of citizens to vote in his home state of Kansas. He has also been sanctioned for ‘deceptive conduct’ and was fined by a federal magistrate judge for misleading the court.
“We’ve said it before: this Commission is not interested in facts, but rather false accusations in order to implement dangerous election policy.”
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