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Trump disbands commission on voter fraud

He casts blame on refusal by several states to turn over information
President Donald Trump boards Air Force One to head back to Washington on Jan. 1.
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President Donald Trump boards Air Force One to head back to Washington on Jan. 1.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday evening to disband a White House commission investigating claims of voter fraud, ending an inquiry started after he falsely claimed that unauthorized votes had cost him the popular vote in the presidential election.

Trump cast blame for the commission’s demise on the refusal by several states to turn over voter information to the group. He said he made the decision despite “substantial evidence of voter fraud,” but experts generally agree such fraud is rare.

The White House released this statement:

“Despite substantial evidence of voter fraud, many states have refused to provide the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity with basic information relevant to its inquiry. Rather than engage in endless legal battles at taxpayer expense, today I signed an executive order to dissolve the Commission, and have asked the Department of Homeland Security to review these issues and determine next courses of action.”

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