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    Trump to sign order creating voter-fraud panel

    By Dave Boyer - The Washington Times - Thursday, May 11, 2017

    President Trump will sign an executive order Thursday creating a long-awaited commission to investigate voter fraud and elections, a senior administration official confirmed.

    The commission will be led by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who worked on the Trump transition team and is a vocal advocate of stronger immigration laws.

    The commission was promised by Mr. Trump in the first weeks of his administration, after he asserted that illegal voting contributed at least 3 million votes to Democrat Hillary Clinton’s popular-vote victory in the presidential election. Mr. Trump won the presidency by capturing a majority of the Electoral College vote.

    The commission will be tasked with studying “vulnerabilities” in U.S. election systems and potential effects on improper voting, fraudulent voter registrations and fraudulent voting, ABC News reported. The panel is also expected to examine claims of voter suppression.

    A White House official said the panel will be “more forward looking” than simply reviewing alleged voter fraud and suppression.

    “The commission will review policies and practices that enhance or undermine the American people’s confidence in the integrity of federal elections — including improper registrations, improper voting, fraudulent registrations, fraudulent voting, and voting suppression,” the official said.

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    This is more great news! At long last Kris Kobach is being empowered by Trump!

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    Trump Is Said to Pick Voter ID Advocate for Election Fraud Panel

    By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVISMAY 11, 2017
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    A voter in Wellesley, Mass., last November. A White House official said President Trump would sign an executive order for the purpose of “reviewing alleged voter fraud and suppression.” Credit Cheryl Senter for The New York Times WASHINGTON — President Trump plans to name Kris W. Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state who has pressed for aggressive measures to crack down on undocumented immigrants, to a long-promised commission to investigate voting fraud in the United States, a White House official said on Thursday.
    The commission is the official follow-through on Mr. Trump’s unsubstantiated claim that several million “illegals” voted for his Democratic rival and robbed him of a victory in the national popular vote.
    Mr. Kobach, who has championed the strictest voter identification laws in the country, will be the vice chairman of the commission, which is to be led by Vice President Mike Pence and is expected to include about a dozen others, including state officials from both political parties, the official said. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe an announcement expected later on Thursday.
    Officials said Mr. Trump would sign an executive order on Thursday creating the commission, which they said would have a broad mandate to review policies and practices that affect Americans’ confidence in the integrity of federal elections. Improper or fraudulent registrations, voting fraud and voter suppression are among the issues the commission will study, they said.
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    One adviser said the group would spend about a year drafting a report that would take a comprehensive look at election issues that have preoccupied state officials for many years.
    But even before the commission was made official, Mr. Kobach’s influential position on it was generating controversy, particularly among immigration advocacy groups that said they feared he would use the perch to try to prevent minority voters from casting ballots.
    Mr. Kobach has been the driving force behind a Kansas law requiring new voters to produce a passport, a birth certificate or naturalization papers as proof of citizenship or be denied the ability to cast ballots. He worked last year to disqualify the state and local votes of thousands of people who did not meet the criteria. He has advocated the proof-of-citizenship requirement at the federal level as well, citing rampant voter fraud without producing proof of a widespread problem.
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    “Kris Kobach being named to run a commission on ‘voter integrity’ is like naming Bernie Madoff to run a commission on financial crimes,” said Frank Sharry, the executive director of America’s Voice Education Fund. “He has dedicated his professional career to trying to deny people of color the vote and to trying to drive millions of immigrants out of the country.”
    Mr. Kobach did not immediately respond to a request for comment, and White House representatives would not divulge details in advance of the planned announcement.
    Civil rights groups also reacted with alarm to the impending creation of the task force, arguing that Mr. Trump’s own comments about illegal voting by immigrants suggested that his intent was to work to restrict the voting rights of minorities.
    Sherrilyn Ifill, the president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, called the commission “a thinly veiled voter suppression task force,” adding that it was “designed to impugn the integrity of African-American and Latino participation in the political process.”
    The naming of the commission comes at a tumultuous time in the White House after Mr. Trump’s abrupt firing on Tuesday of James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director who had been leading the investigation into possible ties between his campaign and Russia. United States intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia worked to sway the election to Mr. Trump.
    There is no evidence to support Mr. Trump’s claims, which have been discredited repeatedly by fact-checkers, that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 contest.
    As a candidate, Mr. Trump repeatedly raised doubts about the integrity of the American voting system. After winning the election, he told members of Congress that between three million and five million undocumented immigrants voted illegally for Hillary Clinton, costing him the popular vote.
    The president has continued to put an unusual amount of focus on his election victory in the months since he was sworn in, keeping a stack of color-coded maps on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office to show visitors his margin of victory in the Electoral College.

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    Yes, good to see the president has finally chosen Kris Kobach for help. The left are going to go bonkers over this, but then again they've been loosing their minds since the election.
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    ALIPAC Applauds Trump Creation of Voter Fraud Panel With Kris Kobach

    Two objectives of the ALIPAC organization accomplished after much pressure by citizen activists!

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    Exclusive: Federal Data Can Resolve Vote Fraud Debate, Says Vice Chairman of Donald Trump’s Election Integrity Commission

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    by NEIL MUNRO
    11 May 2017

    President Donald Trump’s new bipartisan commission on voting security can use federal data to help resolve the bitter partisan dispute about the reality of large-scale fraudulent voting, Commission vice-chairman Kris Kobach told Breitbart News.

    “The issue of voting fraud often gets politicized, and people are making statements with few foundations [of fact, so] this commission will provide a firm foundation [of] information and facts that are verifiable about the issues surrounding voter fraud,” said Kobach, who is the Kansas Secretary of State and is a long-standing opponent of voters fraud and illegal immigration.

    “The states are in the drivers’ seat, but this commission can offer recommendations and evidence” for state legislators to debate, he added, adding that many state elections are decided by fewer than 50 votes.

    Koch is vice-chairman of the panel, which is run by Vice President Mike Pence. The panel is expected to include Democrats, but progressive pressure groups are calling for a Democratic boycott.

    The commission is vital because it can use federal data about peoples’ citizenship to help states check the eligibility of people on their voting rolls, Kobach said. The federal government has a database of all known non-citizens residing in or visiting the United States … never before has that database been used to run [checks] against the databases of voter rolls in each state,” he said.

    Some states have asked for federal data to check their voter-rolls, but “we’ve always been turned down” by the federal government, said Kobach. Election watchers in several states, including Texas and Virginia, have concerns about ineligible voters on their rolls, he said.

    In part, vote fraud is important because “close races happen all the time,” he said, adding that Kansas has had more than 20 elections for federal or state seats over the last 20 years which were decided by fewer than 50 votes. “That’s true all across the country,” he said, adding that the panel won’t be looking back at prior elections.

    Voter fraud is a moral issue, said Kobach. “There’s a broader principle — every time there is a fraudulent vote, it effectively cancels out a legitimately cast vote by the U.S. citizen.”

    But the new bipartisan commission is already being scorched by the Democrats’ pro-diversity coalition, including the ACLU, which is pressuring Democrats to boycott the bipartisan panel.

    “As President Trump’s own lawyers have said, ‘All available evidence suggests that the 2016 general election was not tainted by fraud or mistake,’” said a statement from Dale Ho, director of the ACLU’s voting rights office. He continued:

    This commission, to be co-led by King of Voter Suppression Kris Kobach, is a sham. We call on professional elections administrators, serious academics, and elected officials to refuse to participate in what will be a pretext for disenfranchising Americans.

    Ho also urged voting rules be loosened to encourage higher election turnout, saying “t
    he United States has one of the lowest turnout rates in the developed world, and we should be doing everything we can to encourage more people, not fewer, to participate in our democracy.”

    Kobach’s anti-fraud measures in Kansas have prompted angry criticism and lawsuits from progressive groups. For example, the ACLU is suing Kobach’s office to detail his anti-fraud measures, including a requirement that people prove their citizenship when registering to vote, and show identification when voting. Those anti-fraud measures have improperly pushed 30,000 people off the voting rolls, and have halted registration by an additional 35,000 people, claims the ACLU.

    Chris Carson, the national president of the League of Women Voters, told the Kansas City Star that the commission is “part of a wider effort to suppress the vote, keep certain politicians in power, and undermine our elections by spreading falsehoods.”

    The Democrats’ hostility to Kobach is offset by praise from other lawyers. “I’ve had the pleasure to debate him on voting issues and have found that he is a knowledgeable and engaging advocate,” said Mark Johnson, a Kanas City attorney who is leading a lawsuit to overturn Kobach’s anti-fraud rules. “Kobach is an honorable public servant and as such, I hope he will put aside any personal beliefs and participate in the investigation with an open mind.”

    The commission’s “job is to look at the problem, collect data, and see where the facts are and make some recommendations,” said Kobach. Only legislators in the states have the power to change or preserve their voting systems, he said, because “elections are under the control of the states [according to] the constitution.”

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    Civil rights groups fume over Trump’s choice of Kobach to head voter fraud panel

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    May 11, 2017
    BY LINDSAY WISE AND BRYAN LOWRY
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    Kris Kobach, who as Kansas secretary of state repeatedly made unsubstantiated voter-fraud allegations, will co-chair President Donald Trump’s new Commission on Election Integrity, igniting outrage from civil rights groups and top Democrats.

    Critics ridiculed the very creation of the commission Thursday, as well as Kobach’s role, saying it’s all intended to perpetuate the president’s false claim that millions voted illegally in November.

    The 12-member bipartisan commission will review claims of improper registrations and voting, fraudulent registrations and voter suppression, White House officials told McClatchy. Members will provide the president with a report in 2018 and may issue recommendations to the states.

    It’s a sham, charged critics.

    “Putting an extremist like Mr. Kobach at the helm of this commission is akin to putting an arsonist in charge of the fire department,” charged Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

    The American Civil Liberties Union called on election administrators, academics and other public servants to refuse to participate in the commission. The group also filed a Freedom of Information Act request seeking information that the Trump administration had used as the basis for its voter fraud claims.

    The panel is nothing but a pretext for disenfranchising Americans, said Dale Ho, director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project.

    “We have a president who has said he won the popular vote when he did not,” Ho said. “We have a commission that will be led, for all intents and purposes, by the king of voter suppression, Kris Kobach. So there’s no reason to believe that this commission will be anything other than a sham.”

    In an interview with McClatchy’s Kansas City Star, Kobach rejected the idea that the commission was created to validate Trump’s voter fraud claims.

    “The commission does not begin with foregone conclusions,” he said. “All members of the commission are approaching it with an open mind. . . . The objective is to go where the facts lead us.”

    Almost immediately after his victory in November, Trump said that millions of people had voted illegally and deprived him of a popular-vote win. He also said there was unspecified voter fraud in three states he lost: California, New Hampshire and Virginia.

    Independent fact-checkers mocked Trump for the voter fraud allegations, saying there was no evidence. Trump’s team cited two-year-old reports that did not point to fraud even then.

    Trump told Fox News in January that he would establish a commission to be led by Vice President Mike Pence that would investigate voter fraud. Pence will chair the commission created Thursday, but Kobach’s role is expected to be significant. Pence’s office did not immediately respond to questions.

    While other secretaries of state, as well as government and academic studies, say occurrences of voter fraud are rare, Kellyanne Conway and other top Trump advisers cited Kobach as the source of the president’s unsupported claim that millions of illegal ballots had tipped the popular vote in Democrat Hillary Clinton’s favor.

    So far, Kobach has provided no hard evidence of widespread voter fraud. The author of one study he cited, the Cooperative Congressional Elections Study, has said it actually shows a rate of noncitizen voting of about zero.

    Kobach said his position on the new commission would be part time and unpaid aside from travel reimbursement but the commission would have full-time staff from the vice president’s office and the Department of Homeland Security. He said it would not interfere with his duties as Kansas secretary of state.

    The commission will produce the most expansive study of voter fraud to date, he said.

    “This is really a first-of-its-kind enterprise, for the first time having a national body gather data from all 50 states,” Kobach said.

    Clay Barker, the executive director of the Kansas Republican Party, said Kobach was a good pick to lead the commission.

    “He’s obviously very intelligent, and he’s spent a lot of time digging into elections and different ways there can be problems with voters, whether it’s voter fraud or unintentional mistakes,” Barker said.

    Rick Hasen, an election law expert at the University of California, Irvine, said any commission studying the “white hot” issue of voter fraud should be headed by bipartisan leaders commanding respect.

    “It should include professionals who study election administration,” Hasen said. “And it should avoid people who have made a name for themselves by hyping false or wildly exaggerated claims of voter fraud.”

    Although bipartisan in name, Trump’s commission will provide cover for Republican efforts to suppress voter turnout, particularly among minorities, said Jason Kander, a Kansas City Democrat who founded Let America Vote, a national organization dedicated to defending voting rights.

    “For over a decade,” Kander said, “the Republican Party has made it a central part of their political strategy to push the myth of widespread voter fraud . . . when the real problem they’re trying to solve is there are certain groups of Americans who are unlikely to vote Republican.”

    Kobach is the only secretary of state in the nation with prosecutorial power. During his tenure as Kansas’ top election official, he has championed some of the strictest voting laws in the country, including the state’s controversial proof-of-citizenship law, which requires people to provide birth certificates or passports in order to register to vote.

    He’s successfully prosecuted nine cases of voter fraud in Kansas since he took office six years ago, most recently the conviction of a man for voting in both Kansas and Texas. Preston Glen Christensen pleaded guilty and paid a $1,000 fine and court costs.

    Kobach also expanded and continues to oversee the Interstate Crosscheck Program, which 32 states use to identify duplicative voters. Critics of the program say it has resulted in false positives.

    Kobach said Thursday that Crosscheck would release its analysis of the 2016 election soon and that there would be data relevant to Trump’s voter-fraud claims.

    Kobach, who is weighing a run for governor in Kansas, has turned the typically sleepy secretary of state’s office into a platform to push conservative policies. He served as informal adviser to Trump on immigration and election issues and said in the past that he had advised Trump to investigate voter fraud.

    Judges who have ruled against Kobach in voting rights cases have accused him of engaging in “wordplay meant to present a materially inaccurate picture of the documents” and dismissed his assertions about voter fraud because they were backed by “scant evidence” or based on “pure speculation.”

    After the election, Kobach appeared to be a contender to lead the Department of Homeland Security. He was photographed taking a plan for the agency into a Nov. 20 meeting with Trump.

    The plan, which was only partially visible in the photo, included a reference to voter rolls.

    That plan is now part of a legal battle between Kobach and the ACLU, which is seeking its disclosure as part of a lawsuit against Kansas’ proof-of-citizenship voting law. The ACLU argued that if Kobach had lobbied Trump on changes to the National Voter Registration Act, the documents may contain material relevant to the case.

    A U.S. federal magistrate judge ordered Kobach in April to turn over the plan. On Wednesday, a U.S. federal district judge upheld the order and gave Kobach until Friday to produce the documents.

    Kobach said the documents in the case with the ACLU were not related to the new commission. He had not decided whether to appeal to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

    He said the documents “aren’t nearly as exciting as all of the briefing on them suggests.”

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    Kobach says commission on voter fraud will look into suppression, irregularities

    By Sally Persons - The Washington Times - Monday, May 15, 2017

    Kris Kobach, vice chairman of the president’s commission on voter fraud, said Monday that the group will look at laws that suppress voter turnout in addition to the claims of widespread fraud.

    “In addition to focusing on voter fraud and election irregularities, the commission will also be looking at claims of voter suppression, claims that certain laws suppress turnout, things like that,” Mr. Kobach said on CNN. “So, we’ll be looking at evidence of all of these questions.”

    Mr. Kobach, as secretary of state in Kansas, pushed the state’s proof-of-citizenship requirement to try and prevent illegal immigrants from voting in his state.

    The president signed the executive order last week to launch the “Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.” Vice President Mike Pence will serve at the panel’s chairman.

    Mr. Kobach said the group has two goals.

    “There’s really two goals. One goal is to, for the first time, to have a nationwide fact-finding effort to see what evidence there is of voter fraud across the country,” he said. “The other half is, if there is agreement among the commissioners that this system works pretty well or that system seems to have some flaws, the commission may say, well we recommend states try this, or don’t do that. If there’s a recommendation for federal legislation, that might come up, too.”

    Mr. Kobach said the goal was to help states find better ways to execute their own elections, and not create additional federal laws unless the commission felt that recommendation was necessary.

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    The commission’s “job is to look at the problem, collect data, and see where the facts are and make some recommendations,” said Kobach. Only legislators in the states have the power to change or preserve their voting systems, he said, because “elections are under the control of the states [according to] the constitution.”
    So it will still be up to the states which means California will refuse to remove their illegal alien voters! Our ALIPAC networks can help to move Elections Integrity Commission's recommendations in the states, but we will not be able to gain traction in illegal alien strongholds like California, New Mexico, and Nevada.

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    So it will still be up to the states which means California will refuse to remove their illegal alien voters! Our ALIPAC networks can help to move Elections Integrity Commission's recommendations in the states, but we will not be able to gain traction in illegal alien strongholds like California, New Mexico, and Nevada.

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