Report finds that Trump’s voter integrity commission found no real evidence of voter fraud.

By | 2018-08-05T06:35:44+00:00 August 4th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

Well, of course, there was no evidence, the Trump Administration does not believe in evidence. 

Courtesy of the AP:

The now-disbanded voting integrity commission launched by the Trump administration uncovered no evidence to support claims of widespread voter fraud, according to an analysis of administration documents released Friday.

In a letter to Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who are both Republicans and led the commission, Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said the documents show there was a “pre-ordained outcome” and that drafts of a commission report included a section on evidence of voter fraud that was “glaringly empty.”

“It’s calling into the darkness, looking for voter fraud,” Dunlap, a Democrat, told The Associated Press. “There’s no real evidence of it anywhere.”

Republican President Donald Trump convened the commission to investigate the 2016 presidential election after making unsubstantiated claims that between 3 million and 5 million ballots were illegally cast. Critics, including Dunlap, reject his claims of widespread voter fraud.

The Trump administration last month complied with a court order to turn over documents from the voting integrity commission to Dunlap. The commission met just twice and has not issued a report.

Kris Kobach argued back after this report came out and claimed that there were multiple thousands of cases of double voting and 1,000 convictions for voter fraud.

However: 

In response, Dunlap said those figures were never brought before the commission, and that Kobach hasn’t presented any evidence for his claims of double voting. He said the commission was presented with a report claiming over 1,000 convictions for various forms of voter misconduct since 1948.

“The plural of anecdote is not data,” Dunlap said in his Friday letter to the shuttered commission’s leaders.

A thousand convictions since 1948?

How many is that per municipal, state, and national election? 

Three? Five?

That is quite a groundswell of voter fraud right there. 

Dunlap says that they were supposed to receive all of the information about the commission’s “research” as well as internal emails that might shed light on how they attained their data, but that has not been forthcoming. 

Which of course raises the question, if your data is valid why would you NOT provide it to prove your case?

Unless of course there never was any evidence of voter fraud, and this whole thing was just a distraction to keep us from focusing on the real threat to our democracy which is coming from Russia. 

Or am I just being a big old cynic? 

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6 Comments

  1. Anonymous August 4, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    It must be a fake commission since they didn’t find anything, even though it is trump’s own commission. He will have to fire them and put together another commission.

    The only voter fraud I heard of were either trump supporters trying to vote in more than one precinct or his son-in -law, Jared and Steve Bannon registered in two states.

  2. Anonymous August 4, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Witness tampering??? or is this the reason the third wife is supporting LeBron
    ===================================

    Hope Hicks is now on Air Force One because witness tampering by tweets is inefficient

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/8/4/1785754/-Hope-Hicks-is-now-on-Air-Force-One-because-witness-tampering-by-tweets-is-inefficient

  3. Anonymous August 4, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    As questions swirl over Trump interview, judge guts potential defense strategy

    As President Donald Trump’s legal team continued its will-he-or-won’t-he dance this week on a sit-down interview with special counsel Robert Mueller, a federal judge in Washington issued a tome on why Mueller’s appointment was rock-solid in the first place.

    Chief Judge Beryl Howell’s decision is not entirely novel; it falls in line with two other district court judges in DC and Virginia who have rejected challenges to Mueller’s appointment. But her robust analysis guts a potential avenue for Trump’s defense team at a critical time, as the President calls for the probe to end, his lawyers continue to negotiate over the scope of an interview, and speculation mounts about whether Mueller will ultimately serve Trump with a subpoena to testify.

    Legal experts say that while Trump’s legal team still has other arguments to make on why he should not have to sit down with the special counsel, the door on challenging Mueller’s legitimacy appears to be nearly closed.

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/04/politics/judge-beryl-howell-mueller-appointment-trump-subpoena/index.html

  4. Anonymous August 4, 2018 at 9:53 pm
  5. Beaglemom August 5, 2018 at 7:18 am

    The problem, I suspect, is more one of election fraud than voter fraud. Results in Florida in 2000 should have been carefully recounted – statewide. That the GOP intervened in such a dastardly way (young GOP state employees traveled from as far away as Michigan to pretend to be outraged Florida, Dade County, I think, voters opposed to the recount) indicates how afraid the GOP was of a genuine recount. The GOP did not want recounts in the disputed outcomes in Michigan and Wisconsin in 2016.

    If we are going to persist in using voting machines, then we need a federal law that states that if, given some agreed-upon parameters, one political party requests a recount, then the recount will take place at the expense of the state government. Maybe states would be more careful in selecting their voting machine vendors if it cost them something in penalties for tampering with the vote outcomes. Personally, I prefer paper ballots. it might take longer to get the final results but they will be more trustworthy.

    • Anonymous August 5, 2018 at 10:57 am

      2000 is what did it for me, Beaglemom. Just watched in horror…..

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