Americans deserve a champion who will protect and expand voting rights, not suppress them.
By Amrit Cheng, Communications Strategist, ACLU
On May 11, President Trump formed a commission on "election integrity" to investigate voter fraud and voter suppression in the United States. The executive order follows repeated, unsubstantiated claims from the president that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 presidential election.
There are immediate red flags that the public needs to be aware of: namely the complete lack of evidence that would justify that use of taxpayer resources and the record of the official tapped to lead it.
Kris Kobach, Kansas secretary of state and vice-chair of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Election Integrity is a known voter suppressor. He has been brought to court - and lost - several times for suppressing the constitutional rights of citizens to vote in Kansas.
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