President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order to establish a commission that will investigate allegations of voter fraud and voter suppression in the United States.
ABC News reports that that Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach will be Chair and Vice Chair of the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity. The news outlet has cited multiple senior administration officials in its reports.
The media outlet also reveals that the commission will include both Republicans and Democrats who will study vulnerabilities in America’s voting systems and identify how they may affect improper voting, fraudulent voter registrations, and fraudulent voting.
The move is in line with President Trump’s pledge to crack down on cases of voter fraud. Trump made a statement in January as he was speaking to ABC.
He said, “you can never really find, you know, there are going to be – no matter what numbers we come up with there are going to be lots of people that did things that we’re not going to find out about. But we will find out because we need a better system where fraud can’t happen.”
An article on HuffPost has detailed the new commission titled, “Donald Trump Announces Commission To Investigate His Baseless Widespread Voter Fraud Claim.” HuffPost quotes director of voting and elections at common cause Allegra Chapman, who reportedly said that in her mind, the process is similar to launching missile strikes with the hopes of getting popularity points.