Alex Padilla

What you need to know about President Trump's voter fraud commission

What you need to know about President Trump's voter fraud commission

The stated goal of President Trump’s voter fraud commission is to restore confidence and integrity in the electoral process.

But so far the panel, which opponents have assailed as both a sham created by an insecure president and a tool to suppress votes, has faced strong pushback from Democrats and Republicans alike.

On Wednesday, the bipartisan commission held its first meeting in Washington to discuss the voting process and registration.

Here’s a look at the goals of the panel and some of the uproar it’s faced:


Why was the commission created?

In January, Trump — without evidence — said that between 3 million and 5 million illegal votes were cast in...

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