Dem Senators Request GAO Probe Of Trump’s Bogus Voter Fraud Commission

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Three Democratic senators wrote to the U.S. Government Accountability Office Wednesday requesting  an investigation into President Trump’s much-criticized, sketchy voter fraud commission.

The senators, Michael Bennet (D-CO), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Cory Booker (D-NJ), say that the commission has not responded to any of their requests for more information about its operations. They pointed to disclosures that came through open records requests, litigation and investigative reporting that “raise questions about the partisan motives and actions of the Commission.”

“Without any [commission] response to Congressional inquiries, we fear that the manner in which [the commission] is conducting its work will prevent the public from a full and transparent understanding of the Commission’s conclusions and unnecessarily diminish confidence in our democratic process,” the senators said.

They go onto request that the GAO look at the commission’s funding, the information it bases its conclusions on, its methodology and the steps it took to protect voter information and follow regulations related to its work.

Read the full letter below:

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