NAACP Lawsuit Accuses Trump Voter Commission Of Racial Discrimination

Share
NAACP Lawsuit Accuses Trump Voter Commission Of Racial Discrimination

Yet an emphasis on voter registration - and whether, as one member suggested, a cause of low voter turnout is that it is too easy to register to vote - provided hints of where things were headed.

In May, Trump signed an executive order establishing the commission, which is composed of bipartisan voting commissioners, secretaries of state and election experts from around the country.

Then-President-elect Donald Trump stands with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., on November 20, 2016. He said this will enhance American confidence in the election system.

GREENE: Has the commission responded to the suggestion that they're trying to restrict votes?

Almost 20 states reportedly have yet to comply with the request. Many election officials say they're far more concerned about election cybersecurity and aging voting equipment than fraud.

The commission's vice chairman, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, said Wednesday before the meeting that calls from congressional Democrats for his resignation are "baffling".

"We owe it to the American people to take a hard and dispassionate look at the subject", he said.

But even before its first convening, the election commission faced resistance.

Kobach has devoted his career to using false claims of voting fraud to suppress voters.

Kobach attracted some criticism when he asked all 50 states for voter information to help the commission study fraud. For almost a century, the League of Women Voters has worked tirelessly to ensure that elections in this country are free, fair and credible.

"I can tell you, President Trump, that we will be watching your commission", said U.S. Representative Terri Sewell of Alabama, an African-American whose district includes the civil rights landmarks Selma, Montgomery and Birmingham, where, she said, "people died, bled and fought for the right to vote".

The president said that more than 30 states have agreed to turn over their voter data to the commission, as requested.

The President then quoted former President Theodore Roosevelt, "It is the affair of every honest voter, wherever born, to see that no fraudulent voting is allowed".

Kobach, who has gained national attention for his efforts to prevent noncitizens from voting, presided over the second half of the meeting, during which commissioners offered their thoughts about topics and issues the panel should focus on.

We'll work to advise campaigns as they fight voter suppression cases in court, and we'll support candidates for secretary of state, attorney general, and other election offices that are committed to protecting the integrity of our democratic process by ensuring fair and impartial elections. Some states refused to comply and many others said they would comply reluctantly and provide limited data. Both Trump and Pence said the commission will begin with no preconceived notions or conclusion about what occurred during the election.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

You can finally download the Nintendo Switch multiplayer comms app
Other uses for Splatnet includes tracking which online multiplayer stages will be rotated in over the next 24 hours. GameSpot and Polygon both gave the game an 8 out of 10, while US Gamer and GamesRadar both gave it a 4 out of 5.

Russian-American lobbyist attended Trump Jr. controversial meeting
They are also investigating potential connections between Russian officials and the Trump campaign. Moscow has denied any interference and the president and Trump Jr . have denied any collusion.

Trump is failing faster than any president
The latest poll presidential approval shows only 36 percent of Americans think President Donald Trump is doing a good job. Trump thanked his supporters and accused so-called fake news media of scorning his son.

Trump's Legal Team Adds Lawyer Amid Expanding Russia Investigation
They've have had a very hard time , closing at numbers and records that have never been seen before", he said. Trump "wanted to showcase American-made products and we have a lot of them", Johnston said .

Paul Ryan threw Republican senators under the bus on their healthcare failure
McConnell would still need 50 votes to bring that to the floor and it's not clear he would have those votes. McConnell condemned Democrats who had celebrated the failure of recent attempts to repeal Obamacare.

Kirk Cousins Contract: How Much Can Redskins QB Make in 2018?
It could roll over ita unspent room into next season, giving it more than enough ammunition to lure Cousins in free agency. According to Allen, they offered Cousins $53 million guaranteed , but Cousins preferred to play under the franchise tag.

This friend of PM Nawaz provided JIT with secret documents
Sharif later said "there is no honor in honor killings", to raised eyebrows in conservative circles. The minister said the language used in the JIT report shows the report is based on ill-intention.

Collins: GOP bill would affect 'most vulnerable'
Moderates who wanted more money for Medicaid and to increase health subsidies for the poor made little gains in the revised bill. Its process, too, was largely conducted in secret , leaving everyone else to piece it together from leaks and educated guesses.

US Releases NAFTA Renegotiation Objectives
Atop their list: improving worker rights in Mexico , since binding labor rules were never part of the NAFTA core text. And economists say there is little that governments can do to make an impact on the deficit in any case.

Senate health care bill on brink of collapse, vote tally shows
The rock is this: President Barack Obama's signature health care takeover law encouraged states to expand the Medicaid program. Susan Collins of ME and Rand Paul of Kentucky, already have announced they're voting against allowing the bill to be debated.

© 2015 Stump Report. All Rights reserved.