Dale Ho, director of the ACLU's Voting Rights Project, said in a statement that "as President Trump's own lawyers have said, 'All available evidence suggests that the 2016 general election was not tainted by fraud or mistake.' This commission, to be co-led by King of Voter Suppression Kris Kobach, is a sham". The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss details ahead of the formal announcement.
Trump said in January he would seek an investigation into voter fraud in the election, even though the consensus among state officials and election experts is that it is rare in the United States.
"In order to promote fair and honest federal elections", Trump's order tasks the panel with studying practices that "enhance the American people's confidence in the integrity of the voting processes" or which "undermine the American people's confidence" in the same.
Potential panel members include former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell and Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson, the official said. Since his election victory, Trump has said multiple times that "millions" of undocumented immigrants voted in November's election.
Kobach, who has made a career out of promoting the idea that voter fraud is widespread in America, is a controversial figure, accused by voting right activists of trying to keep legally eligible residents from the polls.
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Top civil rights leaders said the commission would encourage voter suppression by justifying new barriers like requiring identity cards for voting.
But in a lunch meeting with senators in February, Trump said he and former Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte would have won in New Hampshire if not for voters bused in from out of state.
Mr Trump had previously identified Mr Pence as the person to oversee the long-awaited commission.
Mr Kobach advised Mr Trump's transition team and has been a leading GOP proponent of tighter voting regulations.
"When you look at the registration and you see dead people that have voted, when you see people that are registered in two states, that have voted in two states, when you see other things, when you see illegals, people that are not citizens and they are on registration roles", Trump said. Critics contend that it suppresses voter turnout, particularly among young and minority voters, and that there have been few cases of fraud. In fact, the order is silent on addressing the security of electoral systems or cyber-enabled operations to influence elections, which became a significant area of concern during last year's presidential campaign.
The White House also confirmed that Trump signed an executive order aimed at modernizing and improving the nation's computer networks. Nor does it spell out what type of cyberattack would constitute an "act of war" or what response the attack would invite.
Our record stands comparison to anybody against Arsenal . "I wish we found that before", he said of Arsenal's recent revival. Meanwhile, Laurent Koscielny is a slight doubt with a knock, while Santi Cazorla is a long-term absentee.
In February, Mr Trump claimed he would have also won New Hampshire if it had not been for voters bussed in from outside the state. Trump has asserted he would have won the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election had it not been for illegal votes cast.
The haunting theme nabbed douze points across Europe and beyond, beating Australia and Russian Federation at the final hurdle. Why does the UK NEVER win Eurovision? You can tune in on BBC Radio 2 with Ken Bruce from 8pm too.
That's because Canada and Mexico have higher tariffs than the USA for countries with whom they don't have trade deals. But now, he says: "We're going to give renegotiation a good, strong shot" and that renegotiation begins today.
Kei Nishikori recovered from a awful start to beat Argentine Diego Schwartzman 1-6, 6-0, 6-4 and faces David Ferrer next. Lopez briefly questioned chair umpire Damien Dumusois , who replied: "He looked at the mark and did not say anything".
He told Xi the ultimate goal of sanctions was to persuade North Korea to engage in dialogue about abolishing its nuclear program. South Korea has worked with the United States to develop THAAD to help protect it in case of a North Korean missile attack.
China and Russian Federation openly protested at the United States deploying the THAAD, accusing them of using it to spy on them. Military analysts said the "rare high-profile announcement of the missile tests" was a response to the THAAD deployment.
Earthquakes are common in China's west, although the low population density there often means casualty figures are low. A total of 9,200 people from Taxkorgan, the closest county to the epicentre, have been relocated to safe places.
He said he'd be willing to work with either party to help form a minority government if that's how next Tuesday unfolds. "The B.C. NDP's platform is clearly not friendly to oil and gas", said Laurentian Bank Securities analyst Todd Kepler in an April 24 note.
The Macron presidency promises interesting times. "He's a symbol of hope", said Jean-Luc Songtia, a 36-year-old driver. Macron's party, En Marche, has promised to put up a candidate for all 577 seats in the Assembly.
Ron Wyden, calling for Comey to immediately be summoned to testify to Congress about the status of the Trump-Russia investigation. Changes were subsequently made to the programme and Mr Comey drew wide praise.
A vote on the bill in the Republican-controlled House scheduled for Saturday was pushed off until Monday , CNN reported. The proposed Texas law, like South Dakota's, includes state-funded agencies.
Brazilian stars as Juventus reaches Euro final
It will be the ninth time Juventus, runners-up to Barcelona in 2015, have contested the final of Europe's elite club competition. It is his second European final duty, after handling Sevilla's 2014 Europa League title win over Benfica in a penalty shootout.
Senate Dems ask GOP to drop their plan to repeal 'Obamacare'
Andrew Cuomo said such cuts would reduce support for hospitals, nursing homes and 7 million New Yorkers who rely on the program. The promise of protecting people with pre-existing conditions was at the epicenter of Trump's own campaign stump speeches.
Republicans praise debt cuts in revised budget
However, he said he believed the university's salaries were too high and that changes in remuneration should be made. He's also wants to reverse a proposed $500 million cut for low-income childcare that he sought in January.
Trump's trade nominee easily overcomes Senate hurdle
That is a sign that, even as the opposition party battles the White House on much of its agenda, they are eager to work with Mr. Trade. "I think we have to engage China and we have to talk to China, but we also have to think about some new remedies".
Penguins chase Holtby, beat Capitals to take 2-0 series lead
The most important part of Carl Hagelin's first game back in the lineup since March 10 may simply have been that it happened. Pittsburgh F Chris Kunitz passed Mario Lemieux for fifth place on the team's all-time postseason games played list with 108.
NFL Draft experience is a hit in Philadelphia
While the first two days were filled with surprises and excitement, we still have one more day to go. The first round could see a slew of players from the nation's top college programs get selected.
Kawhi Leonard: Pop expecting Kawhi to lobby to play
The victor of the seven-game set will move on to face the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. The San Antonio Spurs are looking to effectively end the Houston Rockets' season in Game 6 on Thursday night.
"Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive" this Saturday
And, with most school meal programs suspended during summer months, millions of children must find alternate sources of nutrition. Burleson suggested donations such as canned meat, vegetables and soups, cereal, instant mac-and-cheese and peanut butter.
Murray frustrated by limp display in Coric loss
Djokovic was dominant on serve throughout, facing only one break point in the opening game of the second set. German Alexander Zverev also reached the last eight by beating Czech Tomas Berdych .
Fraternity, 18 members charged in Penn State student's death
Beta Theta Pi , which has been banned from Penn State, released a statement and called the charges "incredibly disheartening". Charges against 10 others include furnishing alcohol to minor, reckless endangering, hazing or tampering with evidence .
Side effects emerge after approval for many US drugs
Researchers looked at potential problems that cropped up during routine monitoring that's done once a medicine is on the market. There has been industrywide pressure to reduce review and approval times for drugs and medical devices in order to lower costs.