|Hey hey, I see you voter fraud.|
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday launching a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression, building upon his unsubstantiated claims that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election.
The White House said the president's "Advisory Commission on Election Integrity" would examine allegations of improper voting and fraudulent voter registration in states and across the nation. Vice President Mike Pence will chair the panel and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach will be vice chair of the commission, which will report back to Trump by 2018.
Trump has alleged, without evidence, that 3 million to 5 million people voted illegally in his 2016 election against Democrat Hillary Clinton. He has vowed since the start of his administration to investigate voter fraud, a process that has been delayed for months.
This Kris Korbach fellow by the way is one of the few people in the country who actually supports Trump's paranoid delusion that he would have won the popular vote if not for "illegal voters."
Courtesy of CNN:
In Kobach, Trump also chose someone who supports his claim of massive vote fraud in the 2016 election.
"We do know that there's a very large number," Kobach said on "Cavuto" on Fox News in February. "And it will be impossible to ever know what the exact number of noncitizens who voted."
Kobach added, "I think it's probably in excess of a million. If you take the whole country. I think it's in excess of a million if you take the entire country, for sure."
Kobach said it would be hard to know if the illegal votes changed the election outcome, but said that most would have voted for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
"It's hard to say," Kobach said. "Well, you would have to then assume that the vast majority of them voted for Clinton, not Trump."
What's even more troubling is that Kobach himself is very involved in voter suppression:
To understand why Kobach’s presence on this panel is so alarming, you need to know his background. The architect of draconian anti-immigration laws in Arizona and Alabama—as well as the mind behind Mitt Romney’s “self-deportation” rhetoric—Kobach has been a prominent champion for voting restrictions. In the aftermath of 2013’s Shelby County v. Holder, in which the Supreme Court struck down key parts of the Voting Rights Act, Kobach emerged as a major voice for voter suppression. He has backed strict ID laws and pushed for states to require a birth certificate or passport for registration, measures that primarily burden low-income voters, including many voters of color. From his perch as Kansas’ top election official, Kobach has launched a crusade against “illegal voting,” winning power from state lawmakers to prosecute “voting crime.” In keeping with most studies of voter fraud—which find little to no evidence of its existence—Kobach has found just nine cases of alleged fraud out of 1.8 million registered Kansas voters.
Gee, anybody want to take bets on whether this yahoo will find evidence of voter fraud, whether it exists or not?
Of course the real test will be if he can find that "evidence" before his boss gets impeached?
I'm guessing no.