SC Media: Election integrity commission holds first meeting amid privacy, security, suppression concerns


With privacy and data security concerns running high and a number of lawsuits pending, President Donald Trump charged the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity, that he created via Executive Order, to “fairly and objectively follow the facts wherever they may lead,” but cast shade on states that have thus far have indicated they wouldn't comply with the commission's request for information on voters.


“Our elections face serious concerns including attempted foreign cyber intrusions, partisan motivated voter suppression, and the desperate need for modernization of our election administration and voting technology. Voters should demand a true bipartisan effort to tackle these problems,” Trevor Potter, president of Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and a former Republican chairman of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), said, contending the “commission has no meaningful bipartisan credentials” and that false charges of voter fraud that launched it have been “repeatedly disproven” already. “Rather than address these pressing issues in a bipartisan manner, this presidential commission already seems to be blindly focused on manufacturing evidence to support its own foregone conclusions to further partisan objectives.”

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