Cummings Statement on the Dissolution of the Trump Administration’s “Election Integrity” Commission

January 4, 2018
Press Release

Baltimore, MD (January 4, 2018)—Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) issued the following statement on President Trump’s decision to dissolve the administration’s “Election Integrity” Commission:

“The President’s ‘Election Integrity’ Commission never should have been formed, and its dissolution was long past overdue.  This Commission wasted taxpayer dollars to justify a lie of widespread voter fraud and impose abusive new voter suppression laws.  In the process, the Commission and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach likely violated ethics and privacy rules.  We must remain vigilant.  We need to focus on protecting our elections, ensuring the security of our infrastructure, fighting voter suppression, and expanding access to the ballot box.  Americans have died for the right to vote, and I will continue to do everything in my power to safeguard this sacred right.”