President Donald Trump’s controversial commission on election integrity should meet again in January after being delayed for months because of eight lawsuits demanding its staff’s time, the group’s de facto leader, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, said this week.
Trump set up his Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity earlier this year after claiming he lost the popular vote to his opponent, Hillary Clinton, because of 3 million to 5 million illegal votes. The group has drawn criticism from organizations that believe it to be a tool for voter suppression.
Eight lawsuits sit in federal court opposing the commission from plaintiffs including one of the commission’s own members and groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
“I’m not aware of any presidential commission that has encountered so much litigation from special interest groups,” Kobach said.
Kobach said his commission hasn’t met since September, largely because of that litigation.
“Much of the past few months has been spent by commission staff answering discovery requests for information and drafting affidavits and things that like — going through the legwork of litigation, and that takes time,” Kobach said. “We have a very small staff in Washington, D.C., and that staff has been bogged down in litigation.”
Aww, poor baby!
I would like to feel sorry for this doucheknozzle, but I don't.
This is a bullshit commission, based a fake problem, that Trump insists be investigated because he is determined to prove he won the popular vote in 2016.
And nothing this Kris Kobach fellow manufactures is going to prove otherwise.
However if he is successful in getting it up and running, it will of course be used by Trump in 2018 and 2020 to discard Democratic votes and try and steal those elections.