Trump is signing an executive order which is designed to justify his false claims of voter fraud, but his executive order has another purpose, and that is to lay the groundwork for stealing the 2020 election.
In a statement Chris Carson, president of the League of Women Voters said:
President Trump’s ‘Election Integrity Commission’ is an unnecessary distraction from the real work to protect against foreign hacking and interference in our electoral process. The real purpose of this effort is to justify President Trumps’ false claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2016 elections.
This effort begins with a deep credibility gap. Commission members’ views on elections are well known and have been discredited as political ideologues with dangerous agendas. This is part of a wider effort to suppress the vote, keep certain politicians in power, and undermine our elections by spreading falsehoods.
Today’s announcement is just another distraction from the real issues, and we expect that any findings or recommendations from this Commission will only be used to make it harder for people to vote in the future.
The White House is attempting to bury this Commission at a time when the nation and Congress are consumed with this administration’s own Russia scandal.
The real problems with our electoral system are the suppressive laws that prevent eligible voters from access to the ballot. False claims of voter fraud have been used to push through more restrictive voting laws including voter ID, proof of citizenship requirements and limiting or reducing early voting opportunities.
This administration is laying the groundwork to usher in widespread discrimination in our systems of voting and manipulate our democracy.
Trump is trying to change the subject and distract from the Russia, but in the bigger picture, this White House is also anxious to make it harder for people who are more likely to support Democrats to vote. Trump’s executive order is an effort to provide a justification for voter suppression and discrimination.
Donald Trump has never left campaign mode. This president is already obsessed with winning reelection in 2020, and his executive order is nothing more than abuse of power that is the first step in an effort to steal the next presidential election.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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