On the campaign trail, Trump made a lot of popular proposals. Many of them had to do with immigration, but others, like investigating the Clinton’s and general government corruption, were highly popular as well.
Since assuming office, little movement has been made on the Clinton front, but one area that was being investigated was voter fraud. In the lead up to and the aftermath of the election, there was a lot of talk about possible and actual cases of fraud. The Left, which always dismisses incidents, suddenly acted like maybe Trump was guilty of it, whereas Trump similarly accused the Left. So once he was sworn in, inquiries were opened to find out the truth.
As reported at the New York Post, the vote fraud commission that was put together by Trump last May to investigate if fraud had anything to do with the president’s popular vote defeat has officially been dissolved.
On Wednesday, Trump signed an executive order that closed the commission down for good. Along with the order, the White House explained the sudden move.
“Despite substantial evidence of voter fraud, many states have refused to provide the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity with basic information relevant to its inquiry,” the White House said in a statement.
“Rather than engage in endless legal battles at taxpayer expense, today I signed an executive order to dissolve the Commission, and have asked the Department of Homeland Security to review these issues and determine next courses of action.”
The Left has claimed that the president only created the commission as a means to justify his popular vote defeat, and also that the group wasn’t transparent enough. But Trump has long stood by his claims that fraud was prevalent in the 2016 election.
Unfortunately for folks working on the issue, they only learned they were being shut down when the president issued the statement. While no concrete, definitive evidence has emerged, the issue is unlikely to go away, especially in such a contentious midterm year. The best we can hope for in this day and age is that our elections are decided fair and square at the ballot box since we know it’s not possible when it comes to the media.
Source: New York Post