President Donald Trump has formed his commission to look into national-scale voter fraud, as promised, and that commission has asked each of the several States for a potful of voter roll information. Even though the commission has asked for a broad range of data, it has emphasized that it wants only the data that are publicly available according to the respective States’ laws.
Nevertheless, a significant number of States have chosen to refuse to supply the data. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliff (D), for instance, wondered with a straight face “what voter fraud? Who—us?”
I have no intention of honoring this request. Virginia conducts fair, honest, and democratic elections, and there is no evidence of significant voter fraud in Virginia[.] … At best this commission was set up as a pretext to validate Donald Trump’s alternative election facts, and at worst is a tool to commit large-scale voter suppression.
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla also has refused.
…not provide sensitive voter information to a commission that has already inaccurately passed judgment that millions of Californians voted illegally.
Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes:
Kentucky will not aid a commission that is at best a waste of taxpayer money and at worst an attempt to legitimize voter suppression efforts across the country[.]
Look who’s prejudging the outcome of an investigation that’s just getting underway.
I fail to understand why these folks want to obstruct the investigation. After all, what better way to shut down Trump than to show, via his own commission, that his voter fraud beef is bogus? Unless the beef is valid, and these guys have something to hide.
Naw. Couldn’t be.