Yesterday President Donald Trump disbanded his voter fraud commission. Formed by the President in May 2017, the commission was charged with finding evidence of large-scale voter fraud. Mr. Trump believes, despite offering no evidence to support his claim, massive voter fraud led to Mrs. Hillary Clinton winning the popular vote by 2.9 million votes.
“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,” Trump said Wednesday night.
“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.”
The commission, chaired by Vice President Mike Pence, never really gained traction. From the beginning, it was seen as an exercise in justifying Mr. Trump’s losing the popular voter. Of the more than 135 million votes cast in the 2016 presidential election, only four were found to be fraudulent.