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MAY 13, 2017

     President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday to launch a commission to review alleged voter fraud.  The order, titled “Presidential Commission on Election Integrity,” would establish a bipartisan commission, chaired by Vice President Mike Pence, to review alleged voter fraud and suppression. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who has investigated voter fraud in Kansas, will serve as vice chair.  "This action by President Trump fulfills another promise made to the American people,” Pence said in a statement. "We can't take for granted the integrity of the vote."

     The White House announced five members to the commission on Thursday: Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson (R), New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner (D), Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap (D), Christie McCormick, commissioner of the election assistance commission, and former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell(R).  The White House said the commission will review practices that affect the integrity of federal elections--spanning improper registrations, improper voting, fraudulent registrations, fraudulent voting and voting suppression.  "We expect the report to be complete by 2018," spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee-Sanders said. "The experts will follow the facts where they lead--we'll share updates as we have them."

     The commission is needed, as the American vote must be protected and preserved for Americans.

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