Thursday, May 11, 2017

Pres. Trump’s new commission aimed at suppressing votes

Today, President Trump announced the formation of a new commissionfocused on the President’s bizarre, fabricated claims that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election. Even the Republican leaders of the House and Senate have rejected these bogus claims, but will they now?

The idea that you can fabricate issues, then create a task force to “investigate” those claims is farcical. This Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity is clearly designed to promote a false narrative and pass laws which make it harder to vote. The dishonest agenda of this commission is illustrated by its vice-chair appointee Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who has spent years promoting fear of immigrants and debunked voter fraud stories while pushing extreme, anti-immigrant, pro-racial profiling and voter suppression bills nationwide.

Read more on NCTE’s Medium page.

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