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Wed Jan 3, 2018, 07:53 PM

Trump dissolves voter fraud commission

Source: The Hill




BY BRANDON CARTER - 01/03/18 06:49 PM EST

The White House announced Wednesday that President Trump is shutting down his Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.

“Despite substantial evidence of voter fraud, many states have refused to provide the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity with basic information relevant to its inquiry,” Trump said in a statement released by the White House.

“Rather than engage in endless legal battles at taxpayer expense, today I signed an executive order to dissolve the Commission, and have asked the Department of Homeland Security to review these issues and determine next courses of action.”

Trump created the bipartisan commission by executive order in May. The president has claimed without evidence that thousands of people voted illegally in the 2016 election.

—This breaking news story will be updated.

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Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/367343-trump-dissolves-voter-fraud-commission

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Reply Trump dissolves voter fraud commission (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2018 OP
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 2018 #1
Gothmog Jan 2018 #2
bluestarone Jan 2018 #3
underpants Jan 2018 #4
Leghorn21 Jan 2018 #5
Fred Sanders Jan 2018 #32
bucolic_frolic Jan 2018 #6
Maeve Jan 2018 #7
Mrs. Overall Jan 2018 #8
yurbud Jan 2018 #40
rickford66 Jan 2018 #9
barbtries Jan 2018 #10
BumRushDaShow Jan 2018 #11
wolfie001 Jan 2018 #16
leftieNanner Jan 2018 #19
AllaN01Bear Jan 2018 #12
keithbvadu2 Jan 2018 #13
wolfie001 Jan 2018 #14
onetexan Jan 2018 #29
wolfie001 Jan 2018 #36
Botany Jan 2018 #15
yurbud Jan 2018 #38
Botany Jan 2018 #41
yurbud Jan 2018 #43
Sneederbunk Jan 2018 #17
bucolic_frolic Jan 2018 #18
keithbvadu2 Jan 2018 #20
BigmanPigman Jan 2018 #31
yurbud Jan 2018 #44
irisblue Jan 2018 #21
Roland99 Jan 2018 #22
George II Jan 2018 #23
dlk Jan 2018 #24
GulfCoast66 Jan 2018 #25
MGKrebs Jan 2018 #33
jpak Jan 2018 #26
muriel_volestrangler Jan 2018 #27
progree Jan 2018 #28
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 2018 #30
alarimer Jan 2018 #34
MarkMakers Jan 2018 #37
alarimer Jan 2018 #42
riversedge Jan 2018 #35
yurbud Jan 2018 #39

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 07:57 PM

1. What he means is the RepubliCons could not suppress even more votes by this underhanded scam. . nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 07:58 PM

2. This commission was bogus to begin with

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 08:00 PM

4. God decision, time to move on to unicorns.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 08:00 PM

5. Despite substantial evidence of voter fraud, HA HA HA yeah right, whatever, LOSER. nt

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:47 PM

32. The failure to back up lies with evidence, as courts for some reason insist upon, is frustrating.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 08:03 PM

6. Donald was afraid of what they would find out about 2016 elections

DEFINITELY want to deep six that subject Donnie Boy

He was going to govern by fingerpointing, projection, and lies.

How many times did he tell us "The election is rigged!"

Now with everyone focused on voter registration and Democrats winning, he's losing interest.

He also tells us everything is FAKE NEWS!!! Which is to say, ONLY I tell the truth!

That's the next shoe to drop.

His fakeness is being exposed and he knows it.

Losing altitude, time to bail Donald J. Trump

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 08:05 PM

7. The cluster that was the commission has finally been, well....eom

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 08:07 PM

8. Hillary. Got. Three. Million. More. Votes. Period.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 08:46 AM

40. Democratic politicians should be pressuring any state level Dems blocking National Popular Vote

Interstate Compact to neuter the electoral college.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 08:09 PM

9. And he chalks up another executive order.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 08:10 PM

10. why would they say that?

he's claimed without evidence that millions of people voted illegally. otherwise don't you know he would won the popular vote too.

i hate when media gives him that kind of cover.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 08:11 PM

11. Oh my so

what is Kobach gonna do now?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 08:15 PM

16. Hopefully shoot himself!

Just kidding....or not?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 08:23 PM

19. He's planning to run for governor

of Kansas. Gotta keep Sam Brownback's winning policies going forward!

His smarmy face is one I would like to never see again.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 08:12 PM

12. couldnt find any where none existed.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 08:14 PM

13. Ex-Colo. GOP leader said only Democrats committed voter fraud. Now hes charged with voter fraud.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 08:14 PM

14. Today could not get any better!

Until it did!!!

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Response to wolfie001 (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:00 PM

29. LOL i had to laugh too

this alternate reality is rather ridiculous isn't it

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Response to onetexan (Reply #29)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 10:52 PM

36. Yes it is! Cheers! nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 08:15 PM

15. A voter fraud commission that had Kris Kobach and Ken Blackwell on was akin to ......

.... and anti bank robbery commission with Bonnie and Clyde on it.


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Response to Botany (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 08:39 AM

38. or the Hannibal Lecter Commission to Curb Meat Eating

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Response to yurbud (Reply #38)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 09:06 AM

41. Or a Jerry Sandusky after school program for 7th grade boys

yurbud

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Response to Botany (Reply #41)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 05:43 PM

43. ouch!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 08:16 PM

17. Kobach gave away the game a long time ago.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 08:20 PM

18. Citizen activism is helping to expose these frauds

The tide is turning ... they are in retreat here!!! They know their tactics are exposed, visible, and the public won't stand for them!

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:03 PM

31. I don't think she likes "winning" as much as she thought

she would judging from that expression. I expect there are tons of others who are about to have that same expression if they don't already.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 12:53 PM

44. in fairness, a Trump voter may simply have forgotten that she already voted

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 08:29 PM

21. What is that slimeball Kris Kobach

besides be Sec of State on Kansas?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 08:30 PM

22. So. Much. WINNING!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 08:32 PM

23. "Despite substantial evidence of voter fraud" - translated, "there's nothing to see"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 08:40 PM

24. When the Court Ruled They Had to Share Docs and Info with Dems on the Committee...

It was time to shut the whole scam down. Transparency killed it.

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Response to dlk (Reply #24)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 08:45 PM

25. We have a winner!

Hopefully the Democratic member of the commission persists with the suit and gets the info.

You just know those idiots were stupid enough to discuss their goal of disenfranchisement in emails. That is what they are trying to hide.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #25)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:57 PM

33. This is a reason for writing to the commissioners, but

there's not many worth writing to:
https://www.brennancenter.org/analysis/meet-members

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 08:50 PM

26. Trump Fail

Win for America

yup

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 08:54 PM

27. He should send them to Hawaii to follow up all the rumours about birth certificates

and also to check up on the guys he sent there a few years ago who then disappeared off the face of the earth.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 08:57 PM

28. So why didn't they just use the records from the several states that provided them?

Ans: because the records don't show more than a small handful of incidents at most.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:00 PM

30. Didn't get the results he wanted

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 10:22 PM

34. This is ominous. DHS is not transparent at all.

Who knows what kind of suppression/intimidation they could do? At least states could push back against this commission and it had to be at least somewhat transparent. But DHS is a deep, dark, evil hole.

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Response to alarimer (Reply #34)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 01:45 AM

37. Yep, He basically turned it over to ICE

 

And guess who they'll be going after

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Response to MarkMakers (Reply #37)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 12:44 PM

42. Anyone with a foreign-looking name.

But probably mostly Hispanic.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 10:27 PM

35. nytimes ARTICLE AND STATEMENT FROM WHITE HOUSE......
















https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/03/us/politics/trump-voter-fraud-commission.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

Trump Disbands Commission on Voter Fraud
Michael Tackett and Michael Wines
4-5 minutes
President Trump in 2016 with Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state who went on to become a member of the White House voter fraud commission. Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press

WASHINGTON — ................................

Richard L. Hasen, a law professor and election law scholar at the University of California, Irvine, was sharply critical of the commission in a blog post.

“The commission was poorly organized and conceived,” he wrote. “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.”

“It made rookie, boneheaded mistakes about handling documents used by the commission, again in violation of federal law. It did not seem to have an endgame,” he wrote.

While Mr. Trump has repeatedly claimed there was widespread voter fraud in the 2016 election, he announced the abandonment of the commission late on a day dominated by revelations in a new book about the White House and his presidency. The book, “Fire and Fury” by Michael Wolff, prompted Mr. Trump to excoriate his former chief political strategist, Stephen K. Bannon.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 08:43 AM

39. When Bush Jr. was elected, I thought he would be a C studen'st imitation of his dad's admin....

and he was much, much worse.

Trump is essentially an F student's imitation of Bush Jr.

We are being saved by his incompetence, and some disagreement among our oligarchs about which of us to eat first and how best to cook us.

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