President Trump and Vice President Pence attend voter fraud panel's first meeting
By: Erin Johnson, Xiro Xone News July 19, 2017 Updated: 8:01 PM
President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence attended the first meeting of a commission to check into alleged voter fraud in last years elections.
Pence, who chairs the commission, said it “has no preconceived notions or preordained results” and will work to “enhance the American people’s confidence in our electoral system.”
Trump signed an executive order in May creating the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.
At the meeting on Wednesday, Trump said “If any state does not want to share this information, one has to wonder what they’re worried about. There’s something, there always is,” he said.
But some see that the commission does more harm to minority voters.
The commission has asked states to turn over voter information, from states, such as dates of birth, addresses, partial Social Security numbers and election participation figures since 2006. Since then numerous lawsuits have been filed against the commission by civil rights groups.
Trump claims that million fraudulent votes were cast in the 2016 election. Trump, who trailed in the popular vote by nearly 3 million, blamed that loss on immigrants in the country illegally who voted.