Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Representing the 12th District of California

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Pelosi Statement on President Trump’s ‘Election Integrity’ Commission

May 11, 2017
Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after it was announced that President Trump signed an executive order establishing a Presidential Advisory Commission on ‘Election Integrity’: 
“The President’s ‘Election Integrity’ Commission is purpose-built to encourage and enable voter suppression.  Selecting Kris Kobach as vice-chair reveals exactly the kind of discriminatory witch-hunt the American people can expect from this commission.  

“For some time, we have seen a monstrous campaign to raise discriminatory new barriers to the ballot.  Again and again, ‘voter fraud’ has been used as a pretext to disenfranchise working families and communities of color in particular.  The President’s ‘Election Integrity’ Commission is clearly intended to accelerate the vile voter suppression efforts in states across the nation. 
“The integrity of our elections has been undermined because of the disenfranchisement of American citizens, not the bigoted delusions of widespread voter fraud.  If President Trump cannot believe that the majority of Americans voted against him, he should review his own conduct instead of trying to steal the vote from millions of citizens.”

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