Trump creates advisory body to look into possible voter fraud in elections

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President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday that will set up a special commission to investigate voter fraud and suppression in the USA election.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday that sets up a commission to review his controversial allegations of widespread voter fraud, along with reports of voter suppression.

"Tellingly, the National Association of Secretaries of State, the bipartisan group that speaks for statewide elections administrators, learned about the president's executive order through press reports this morning".

Following the election, Trump was aggrieved by the fact he lost the popular vote by over 3 million votes.

Kobach insists that this effort wasn't launched to prove that voter fraud is sweeping the nation: "The commission does not begin with foregone conclusions". She said the commission would lend legitimacy to state efforts to enact discriminatory voting laws.

Voter fraud, of course, is extremely rare, and in the few cases that do exist, voter ID requirements are unlikely to stop it.

Although Trump won a majority of the Electoral College votes that determine the victor of the presidential election under the U.S. Constitution, Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by 3 million ballots. Trump won the presidency with an Electoral College victory despite losing to Democrat Hillary Clinton by almost 3 million votes.

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All in all, the commission will aim to ensure confidence in the integrity of federal elections and hope to give a peace of mind to all those who are still concerned about this matter - AKA the President and literally no one else.

Voting experts and many lawmakers, including House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, have said they haven't seen anything to suggest that millions of people voted illegally.

Instead, once reporters were ushered out of the room, Trump claimed that both he and former New Hampshire Sen. The organizations also called on the Trump administration to fully restore the Voting Rights Act to truly serve USA citizens. "I hope that this investigation is not a fig leaf for voter suppression and intimidation".

Mr Trump has previously claimed that between three and five million undocumented immigrants voted illegally last November.

Kobach has headed a campaign to require that voters show proof of citizenship when registering, something voting rights groups have fought in court, claiming that it's discriminatory and unnecessary.

Kobach's critics have argued that he's exaggerating the issue of voter fraud.

In a statement before Trump signed his order, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman (D) said that "no matter how many times President Trump claims otherwise, voter fraud is an imaginary problem".

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