Washington Post: Democrats on Trump's voter fraud commission urge leaders to be more transparent

Kurtis Lee
Oct 25, 2017
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President Trump’s voter fraud commission, launched by executive order in May with the stated goal of restoring confidence and integrity in the electoral process, is now confronted with pushback from an unlikely group: its own members. Two Democrats on the bipartisan commission sent letters to leaders of the panel last week condemning a lack of transparency.

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Danielle Lang, senior legal counsel at the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center, which focuses on election law, said she was not surprised by the complaints from within the commission.

“The troubling statements from Democratic members of the Pence-Kobach Commission that they are being shut out of the commission’s work are just evidence of more of the same from this transparent effort to make it harder to vote,” Lang said.

“Given the voter-suppression goals of the Pence-Kobach Commission, reports that they feel the need to conduct their business in secret is unsurprising,” she said.

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