Trump is again distracting attention from major and important issues to one that is insignificant and inconsequential. More distraction from the Distracting Liar in Chief.
THE HILL – President Trump on Thursday signed an executive order establishing an “election integrity” commission to investigate voter fraud.
The commission will be chaired by Vice President Mike Pence, and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach will serve as vice chair, the White House announced during Thursday’s press briefing.
It will “study the registration and voting processes used in Federal elections” as well as “fraudulent voter registrations and fraudulent voting,” the order says.
Lawmakers from both parties will be on the commission, which will be tasked with studying practices and policies “that undermine the American people’s confidence in the integrity of the voting processes used in Federal elections,” according to the text of the executive order. The commission will be charged with reviewing Trump’s allegations that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election.
Trump repeatedly made baseless claims that he only lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton because of millions of illegal votes. There has so far been no evidence to support his claims.
Trump’s evident free assertions have been debunked more recently as well. Trump’s order will be a waste of time and energy as well as taxpayer dollars. It will ultimately produce no evidence to support his claims, but, it will debunk them further. If he allows for an honest investigation that is. Given Trump’s substantiated dishonesty it is a good bet Trump will attempt to orchestrate the outcome he wants.
On paper, Kris Kobach is the kind of guy you’d like to marry your daughter. An Eagle Scout who graduated summa cum laude and first in his department at Harvard, went on to get M.A. and Ph.D. in Politics from Oxford and a law degree from Yale, Kobuch also did missionary work in Uganda, clerked for a federal judge, and obtained a White House Fellowship to work for the Attorney General of the United States.
On the other hand, the Minority Leader of the Kansas Senate Anthony Hensley once stated Korbuch is “the most racist politician in America today,” and with plenty of justification. Kobuch is the brains behind both Arizona SB 1070 and Alabama HB56, the two most notorious anti-immigrant bills to be produced in this country in recent decades. He’s the country’s most famous proponent of bogus voter fraud theories and has boasted of successful efforts to suppress the minority vote both during his time as chairman of the Kansas Republican Party and as Kansas’s Secretary of State.