It appears that the voter fraud commission established by President Trump could already be yielding results, despite Democrat attempts to criticize and stonewall the process.
According to The Washington Examiner, Colorado county clerks have reported that hundreds of voters have withdrawn their registrations since it was announced that the state would cooperate with Trump’s commission, formally known as the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (PACEI).
PACEI was established by executive order back in May to “promote fair and honest Federal elections”. The commission’s mandate is to eventually submit a report to the president on ways to “enhance the American people’s confidence in the integrity of the voting processes” and, conversely, to detail anything that has decreased confidence in the system.
To assist in this mission, Trump appointed voting rights expert Hans von Spakovsky to head up the commission, which has resulted in some controversy, including disparaging comments from at least one former Obama administration official.
But after setting forth stricter voter guidelines, a number of states refused to cooperate. Colorado is one of the few states who agreed to comply with the commission’s request for collecting identifying information from voters, including addresses, the last four digits of Social Security numbers, and several other identifying factors.
Representatives for both Denver and Arapahoe counties in Colorado have stated that more than 150 voters have withdrawn their registrations since last week. And the normal number of voters who withdraw during similar time periods are less than 10.
The surge in withdrawals comes after Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced that the state would be complying 100-percent with Trump’s request and submitting all the required identification documentation needed to verify voter identity.
Unsurprisingly, Trump’s voter fraud commission is receiving major pushback from liberals, who are calling it “frightening” and a “mess.”
All 50 states have been commissioned for voter information, but at last count, 27 states are denying the request.
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla went on record Thursday, saying, “I will not provide sensitive voter information to a committee that has already inaccurately passed judgment that millions of Californians voted illegally. California’s participation would only serve to legitimize the false and already debunked claims of massive voter fraud.”
Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin reportedly told Commonwealth Magazine, “They’re not going to get it. It’s not a public record.”
Governor Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) has said he sees no evidence of fraud in Virginia. He said, “At best this commission was set up as a pretext to validate Donald Trump’s alternative election facts. At worst, a tool to commit large-scale voter suppression.”
But von Spakovsky stated, “What I would say is that I think it’s a danger to the way our democratic system works anytime people are either kept out of the polls or their vote is stolen through fraud (via The Washington Post).
Conservatives are saying there is no one better to lead the commission than von Spakovsky, who is the son of an immigrant worker. Spakovsky has said, “I grew up in a household where I was told just how precious our democracy was here and just how fortunate we are to have it.”
Despite pushback from numerous states, President Trump’s voter fraud commission is moving forward with its investigation — keeping his campaign promise to ensure voter integrity.