Trump signs order disbanding voter fraud commission

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has signed an executive order disbanding his voter fraud commission.

Posted: Jan. 3, 2018 5:27 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has signed an executive order disbanding his voter fraud commission.

A White House statement is blaming the decision on numerous states that have refused to provide voter information to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says that, "Rather than engage in endless legal battles at taxpayer expense," Trump has signed an order to dissolve the commission and asked the Department of Homeland Security to determine the administration's next steps.

Critics saw the commission as part of a conservative campaign to strip minority voters and poor people from the voter rolls, and to justify unfounded claims made by Trump that voter fraud cost him the popular vote in 2016.

Past studies have found voter fraud to be exceptionally rare.

Article Comments

Chico
Few Clouds
48° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 48°
Oroville
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 50°
Paradise
Few Clouds
48° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 48°
Chester
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 36°
Red Bluff
Clear
42° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 38°
Willows
Few Clouds
48° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 48°
Pleasant today, but showers return for your weekend
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events