President Trump on Wednesday announced that he had disbanded the controversial White House commission he created to study voter fraud. Trump, who made a baseless claim that he only lost the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton because millions voted illegally for her, said that “despite substantial evidence of voter fraud” he was disbanding the commission to avoid spending taxpayer money on legal battles with states that have refused to give the panel “basic information.” Critics celebrated the commission’s demise, saying it proved there was never any evidence of significant voter fraud. “The commission’s entire purpose was to legitimize voter suppression,” said Vanita Gupta, the president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and former head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.
Trump claimed undocumented people committed voter fraud in election so he created a commission to prove it. Failing to prove it, he has dissolved the commission. pic.twitter.com/0KJO3dvLus
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 3, 2018