Blaming states for failing to provide basic information, President Trump dissolved the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity on Wednesday.
A statement released by the White House said: “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.”
Secretary of State William Gardner, who stirred controversy when he agreed to sit on the commission, couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.
U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, released the following statement: “The President’s decision to dissolve this commission, once again, reaffirms the lack of evidence for widespread voter fraud.
“This commission was established to sow doubt regarding election outcomes and help lay the groundwork for voter suppression efforts. And while this commission has been suspended, unfortunately, voter suppression efforts continue unabated. Republican politicians, in both Washington and Concord, should focus their efforts on appealing to eligible voters rather than purging them from the rolls.”