Should Americans worry about Trump’s voter-fraud commission?
“Election panel seeks voter data,” June 30 news story.
The Trump voter commission’s attempt to take states’ private voter registration information is the most egregious and horrific power grab by this administration yet, and will end democracy in America. The federal government has no business looking into our party registration and voting records, as we are guaranteed the right to a secret ballot.
Losing this right will allow a one-party system to intimidate and threaten those who are not registered as Republican, just as is done in China, Russia, Cuba, Venezuela and North Korea, to name a few. If you think that is a pretty picture, think again. I urge all Americans to vigorously defend our voter privacy. If we don’t draw a line in the sand on this one, we will have nothing left to face down government’s threats and intimidation.
I predict that President Donald Trump’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity is going to come out with shocking statistics that millions of Americans are registered to vote in two states. And the implication will be that this is evidence of widespread voter fraud.
Before you fall for this, ask yourself how many people you know who have moved to a new state ever took the time to unregister in their old state. I know I never have. Being registered in two places is not a problem. Voting in both places is voter fraud. I bet they will find few instances of this and I also bet those instances will be rich people who have homes in multiple states.
President Donald Trump has put forth no legitimate rationale to justify the reach of the so-called investigation into voter fraud. The voter fraud allegation is a ruse to acquire information that can be used to engage in voter suppression and intimidation.
Additionally, the voter fraud “issue” is an attempt to distract public attention from the investigation involving a serious outside threat to the integrity of the 2016 election by a foreign power. Why would a United States president, who is sworn to protect the integrity of our democracy, do such a thing — unless he has something to hide?