4 months in, Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission fizzles

NH Secretary of State was a member of the 12-person commission.

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CONCORD, NH – President Trump on Wednesday announced he was terminating his short-lived Voter Fraud Commission with a brief statement, posted on the official White House website:

“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. Rather than engage in endless legal battles at taxpayer expense, today President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order to dissolve the Commission, and he has asked the Department of Homeland Security to review its initial findings and determine next courses of action.”

Of note was that New Hampshire’s Secretary of State Bill Gardner was a member of the 12-person fraud squad, which  was established in May of 2017 and first convened ceremoniously Sept. 12 in New Hampshire at Saint Anselm’s Institute of Politics.

Formally known as the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity the commission was formed per Executive Order 13799, grounded in Trump’s certainty that rampant voter fraud would be uncovered.

Gardner created a bit of controversy early on when he said New Hampshire would comply with Trump’s request that states turn over voter information to the White House.

The three main objectives of the commission were to uncover voter fraud by examining current practices “that undermine the American people’s confidence in the integrity of the voting process used in federal elections.”

Minutes of the September meeting are posted below:

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