MANCHESTER, NH – The first public meeting of the special commission formed by President Trump to expose and correct what he has identified post-election as widespread voter fraud will convene at the NH Institute of Politics in Manchester located on the campus of Saint Anselm College, next month.
The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity will meet Sept. 12 between 10 a.m and 4 p.m. to receive information from the public relevant to its advisory function “pursuant to Executive Order 13799,” including information from those claiming experience and knowledge of voter fraud, election fraud and related issues.
New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner is a member of the 12-person commission. In July Gardner created a bit of controversy here when he said NH would comply with Trump’s request that states turn over voter information to the White House.
The three main objectives of the commission, as outlined below, are determining:
- Those laws, rules, policies, activities, strategies, and practices that enhance the American people’s confidence in the integrity of the voting processes used in Federal elections;
- Those laws, rules, policies, activities, strategies, and practices that undermine the American people’s confidence in the integrity of the voting processes used in Federal elections;
- Those vulnerabilities in voting systems and practices used for Federal elections that could lead to improper voter registrations and improper voting, including fraudulent voter registrations and fraudulent voting.
Due to space limitations, members of the public interested in attending the meeting must register in advance. To register, submit your full name, organization (if any), e-mail address, and phone number to Ron Williams via email at ElectionIntegrityStaff@ovp.eop.gov by 5 p.m. September 8, 2017, or by calling 202-395-1587.
Registrations will no longer be accepted for the Sept. 12 meeting once the room reaches maximum capacity.
No public comments will be entertained live during the September 12 meeting. Individuals who wish to submit written comments for the Commission’s consideration may do
so by Sept. 8 via this online portal, or by mail, addressed as follows: Mr. Ron Williams, Policy Advisor, Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, 1650 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Eisenhower Executive Office Building (EEOB), Rm. 268, Washington, D.C. 20504.
Commission Members include:
- Vice President Mike Pence, Chair
- Kris Kobach, Secretary of State of Kansas, Vice-Chair
- Connie Lawson, Secretary of State of Indiana
- Bill Gardner, Secretary of State of New Hampshire
- Matthew Dunlap, Secretary of State of Maine
- Ken Blackwell, Former Secretary of State of Ohio
- Christy McCormick, Commissioner, Election Assistance Commission
- David Dunn, Former Arkansas State Representative
- Mark Rhodes, Clerk of Wood County, West Virginia
- Hans von Spakovsky, Senior Legal Fellow and Manager of Election Law Reform Initiative, Edwin Meese Center for Legal & Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation
- J. Christian Adams, President and General Counsel, Public Interest Legal Foundation
- Alan King, Probate Judge, Jefferson County, Alabama