L.A. Times Calls for Trump to ‘Disband’ ‘Sham’ Voter Fraud Commission
10 Jul 2017
The Los Angeles Times published a lengthy editorial Friday dismissing Trump’s voter fraud commission — the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (PEIC) — as a “sham.”
The 864-word piece, “Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission is a Sham. That doesn’t mean our election system is perfect,”— ridicules the commission, trashing the voter fraud panel’s mission and leadership as “illegitimate”:
Donald J. Trump became president by winning the Electoral College despite collecting nearly 3 million fewer votes nationwide than his opponent. To Trump, the popular vote results weren’t simply a reflection of his campaign strategy or large blue-state populations. They were proof of election fraud.
Not coincidentally, the commission also tapped into an ongoing argument between Republicans, who say voter fraud is a real problem that needs to be addressed with new safeguards at the polls, and Democrats, who say fraud is a smokescreen that the GOP is using to justify its voter-suppression tactics.
The crux of the piece is a frontal assault on Kobach, who also happens to be Kansas’s Secretary of State
The Times recommends: “disband this commission and send Kobach back to Kansas.”
On Monday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit against the voter fraud commission.
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