Trump’s Election Integrity Commission Prevented From Meeting Due To Litigation. Why Is Secure Voter ID So Controversial?
It figures. Trump’s election integrity commission has been prevented from meeting – due to litigation against it.
From The Hill:
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said in a new interview that President Trump’s election integrity panel has been unable to meet for months due to several lawsuits against the panel. “Much of the past few months has been spent by commission staff answering discovery requests for information and drafting affidavits and things that like – going through the legwork of litigation, and that takes time,” Kobach said, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported Saturday [December 30th]. “I’m not aware of any presidential commission that has encountered so much litigation from special interest groups,” he added.
By Brett Samuels, The Hill, December 31st, 2017
These “special interest groups” have a special interest in us not having secure voter ID. Why could that be?
As a result, the commission has not met since September, but will likely meet again in January, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported.
Think about it, they haven’t met since September!
The commission has been a source of controversy since it was formed in May. Trump has repeatedly claimed without evidence that widespread voter fraud cost him the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election.
But then, how can you prove or disprove that, as slipshod as our voter registration systems are?
The Government Accountability Office announced in October it would investigate the commission’s activities. A Democratic member of the panel sued the commission in November, saying he was unable to access documents necessary to do his job.
That Democratic member of the panel is Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap . So he’s suing the very commission he’s a member of. It seems like they ought to be able to work that out.
Then there’s this:
Advocacy groups have filed a number of other lawsuits arguing the commission has itself violated the law, or violates voters’ right to privacy.
Think about it. A government panel is formed to study “election integrity” and it’s target of “advocacy groups”.
I get the impression that some people in our society just don’t want us to have secure voter ID.
Mexico has secure voter ID . Why can’t we?