May 11, 2017 - Politics & Policy

White House launching election fraud investigation

Seth Wenig / AP

Trump will sign an executive order today officially launching a commission to investigate his claims of rampant voter fraud and voter suppression in the 2016 election. ABC News reported it first, followed by AP.

The commission: "Presidential Commission on Election Integrity," reportedly led by VP Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. The commission will be made up of various Republican and Democratic representatives.

What they're investigating: Administration officials were vague about the details when speaking with ABC. They said it will be "broad in scope," addressing "systemic issues that have been raised over many years in terms of the integrity of the elections," and not just the 2016 election.

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