Seeing that there was no way it could continue to operate in the face of massive Democrat opposition and multiple lawsuits, President Trump opted Wednesday to dissolve the Voter Fraud Commission he created last year to stamp out the illegal voting practices he believes are widespread throughout the country. In a statement regarding to dissolution of the investigative body, Trump promised that the work would continue through the executive branch, where it would be largely immune to the scrutiny of the left.
“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. “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.”
In an interview with Breitbart News, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the head of the Commission, said the president was making the only move he could and that the move to Homeland Security would actually benefit the work.
“What’s happening is a tactical shift where the mission of the commission is being handed off to Homeland Security without the stonewalling by Democrats,” Kobach said. “I’ll be working closely with the White House and DHS to ensure the investigations continue.”
The Commission was a huge target for Democrats, who knew that any federal investigation into voter fraud was likely to turn up evidence they are desperate to keep out of the public eye. Much like their hamfisted opposition to Voter ID laws, the left knows that the more oversight we have into the elections process, the worse their chances are for ever winning another vote. The New York Times, naturally, was only too happy to carry water for their claims of Republican malfeasance.
From the Times:
Many Democratic secretaries of state had said they believed the commission had a goal of laying the groundwork for restrictions that will mostly make it harder for traditional Democratic constituencies — minorities, young people and the poor — to cast ballots, which would benefit Republican candidates.
The commission had been seeking voluminous information on voters, including names, addresses, dates of birth, political affiliations and the last four digits of Social Security numbers, along with voting history. It also had requested records of felony convictions and whether voters are registered in other states.
Groups that opposed the commission said its real mission was voter suppression, in ways that would help Republicans, and they were quick to declare victory.
“The commission’s entire purpose was to legitimize voter suppression,” said Vanita Gupta, the president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and former head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.
We thought we’d seen it all when Democrats managed to get otherwise-rational Americans to start calling illegal aliens “undocumented immigrants,” but you really can’t underestimate their powers of persuasion. Now they want Americans to believe that any attempt to make voters prove they are who they say they are (and that they’re actually citizens) is tantamount to the black voter suppression of the Jim Crow south. And to our continued amazement, this argument appears to be working!
We hope Homeland Security takes this issue seriously and pursues it vigorously, because voter fraud remains the best weapon in the left’s arsenal. The fact that Democrats oppose any investigation with this much fervor is all the proof you need.