Washington Post: The voting commission is a fraud itself. Shut it down.


President Trump’s “election integrity” commission, a source of roiling controversy since its inception, convened [in New Hampshire] Tuesday amid fresh discord over an unfounded assertion by its vice chairman that the result of New Hampshire’s Senate election last year “likely” changed due to voter fraud.


Trevor Potter, president of Campaign Legal Center (which obtained the email through a Freedom of Information Act request) and a former Republican chairman of the Federal Election Commission, released a scathing statement, declaring that the Von Spakovsky correspondence should “add to the mounting evidence that the commission has no interest in true bipartisanship or an open discussion of how to solve the real problems in our elections.”


The entire outfit is plainly unserious and unfit to conduct any credible study. Walter Shaub, senior director of ethics at the CLC and former director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, tells me: “They’re not even working hard at the pretense of fairly balanced proceedings. It’s clear they’re trying to leverage governmental authority to lend credibility to implausible claims of widespread voter fraud, while downplaying the urgent issue of foreign interference in our elections.”

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