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>> People that have died ten years ago are still voting, illegal immigrants are voting.>> Months after promising to launch a major investigation into what he called serious voter fraud, President Trump is getting down to it, signing an Executive Order Thursday, forming the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity Chaired by Vice President Pence.
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The commission will look into improper registrations and voting, and voter suppression. However, Democrats see this as a way to suppress voter turn out. Reuters' Julia Harte.>> Thanks to a 2013 Supreme Court decision, states have had much broader authority to enact new voting requirements. And in the last four years since that Supreme Court decision, they have done so.
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At least 14 states have introduced quite restrictive new requirements at the polls. And so, Democrats look at this new election commission, and think that it's going to essentially justify more changes like that. And those efforts have been challenged in court for discriminating, sometimes with what courts call surgical precision, against minorities, poor folks, people who are more likely to vote democratic.
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>> Trump's allegations and his apparent fixation with losing the popular vote has been viewed warily by some Republicans and Democrats. But not by Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach, who will be on the commission and has made voter fraud a top priority.>> The President elect is absolutely correct when he says the number of illegal votes cast exceeds the popular vote margin between him and Hillary Clinton.
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>> Kobach tried to push through strict voter ID laws in Kansas, but a US Appeals Court struck them down in September. And the ACLU says the organization has sued him four times for voter suppression and won each suit.