Kobach's Latest Ridiculous 'Proof' of Voter Fraud

15 September, 2017, 00:52 | Author: Dustin Murphy
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Despite being corrected on his confused math by two other commissioners and one panelist, Kobach - who earned through his work as Kansas secretary of state the nickname from the ACLU, "King of Voter Suppression" - never admitted that his claim, published without a correction on Breitbart News, was wrong.

"So the notion that the commission's collection of data and investigating of this issue causes any state to do anything is a ridiculous statement".

Gardner, who has resisted calls for him to leave the commission over Kobach's comments, said the Senate race results were "real and valid" and reminded Kobach to stay on task.

"It is real and valid", he said, to the applause of some in the audience.

Trump formed the commission to support his professed belief that his presidential opponent past year, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, won millions of votes from people who were not authorized to vote, had not properly registered as voters or voted multiple times. In and of itself, that doesn't prove that any fraud occurred - theoretically, each of those individuals could have been someone who recently moved to the State and had not yet had time to get a New Hampshire driver's license.

Democratic New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner contested that assessment.

Dunlap dismissed the idea, calling it a "sterling example of the laws of unintended consequences" that would widen the mission of the background check database, which he said was never meant to be used as an election tool.

Kobach somewhat backed off his op-ed, saying he "struggled with the words - what verbs to use". "We're heading down that path to disenfranchise segments of our society and say to them you're not good enough to vote". They suggest the commission is a front to pass new election laws to restrict voting.

During the meeting, Maine's Secretary of State, Matthew Dunlap, also pushed back against Kobach's voter fraud accusations. It was sent by a Heritage Foundation employee later revealed to be commission member Hans von Spakovsky, who expressed deep dissatisfaction with Vice President Mike Pence's plans for the panel. They worry that the 12-member panel is stacked with members who believe that voter fraud is extensive and will use its conclusions to push for more restrictive voter laws. He regularly cites a 2010 Missouri State House election as proof that voting by noncitizens is rampant in elections, claiming that it wasdecided by votes "cast illegally by citizens of Somalia".

Election experts both in the room and watching via livestream, meanwhile, pointed out that some presenters' credentials were dubious and their conclusions have already been debunked.

Mr. Adams' organization released a report Monday finding hundreds of noncitizens registered to vote in 11 counties in New Jersey. The information indicates whether a state is willing to comply with, is denying or is undecided on the request for data.

"That's something I find as a rather strident departure", Dunlap said.

The vice chairman of the commission is Republican Kris Kobach, who's Kansas' secretary of state.

Last week, much of official Washington rejoiced after President Trump made a deal with senior congressional Democrats to forestall a government shutdown, provide aid to hurricane victims, and raise the debt ceiling until December. But they're stepping up toward changing policy at home first.

ME secretary of state and commission member Matthew Dunlap expressed concern in the meeting that using a system for background checks could create "unintended consequences". "And I will not, either".

The biggest problem with that argument is that it ignored a significant voting bloc - college students. So Democrats on the panel are preparing rebuttals themselves.

These allegations are nothing new - they're familiar to anyone who has spent any time in politics in either state.

White House Policy Adviser Stephen Miller and other Republicans have contended since Election Day that a considerable number of nonresident Democrats - primarily from MA - traveled to New Hampshire in order to vote illegally and tip the scale to give Clinton the win over Trump. "It's clear my thinking is different than others on the commission", he said.


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