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The Trump Administration Wanted Comments On The "Voter Fraud Commission" And People Dragged Them Instead

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President Donald Trump launched a "voter fraud commission" in May to investigate his claim that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election — despite no evidence of widespread voter fraud.

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The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity requested voter data from states — including voters' full names, party affiliation, and social security numbers. So far, 46 states have refused to fully cooperate with the request to release citizens' data — including Kansas, whose secretary of state, Kris Kobach, is vice chair of the voter fraud commission.

The commission announced that anyone could email in public comments, which might later be published on its website.


Amber Jamieson is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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