California Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on Today's Election Commission Meeting

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The existence of Donald Trump's "Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity" has always been a running joke.

Administrator Mike Haas issued a statement saying most of the information in the state's voter registration system is public, including voters' names, addresses and voting history. Mr. Trump himself lost New Hampshire by under 3,000 votes.

"The claim goes something like this: The commission will meet, then they'll recommend things like photo ID or some other election security measure, then the states will adopt them". Kobach also said it's possible the commission will make no recommendations and just tell states "here's the data". They regard the entire commission as a sham created to soothe Trump's ego after his unsubstantiated claims that voter fraud is why he lost the popular vote to Clinton.

After all, if a person does not accept that mass voter fraud is a reality in the United States, it would pretty hard to marshal evidence to convince her otherwise: A five-year investigation into voter fraud by the George W. Bush administration turned up exactly 26 instances of the phenomenon; a November 2014 study turned up virtually no evidence of in-person voter fraud; and research conducted by the Brennan Center for Justice that same year uncovered 31 credible allegations of voter fraud for every 1 billion votes cast - a fraction of the number of legal citizens who were denied the right to vote for lacking proper identification during the same time period.

It showed that more than 5,500 people who registered to vote last November using out of state drivers licenses never subsequently obtained in-state licenses or registered their cars in the state. Gardner told NBC the elections recorded in New Hampshire were "real and valid".

Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley said, "This order is a victory for voting rights in New Hampshire".

"The specter of extreme political partisanship already threatens our ability to reach a consensus", Gardner said.

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Lott made his proposal at the second meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which has been accused of operating under preconceived notions that voter fraud played a role in the 2016 presidential election.

The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity is meeting Tuesday in New Hampshire and has spurred controversy since it was established in May. He said that's proof that voter fraud occurred. Its sole aim is to block the votes of the poor, people of color, millennials and more - eligible Americans whose voices deserve to be heard and votes need to be counted. The DOJ directed inquiries to the White House, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The real-estate magnate won the White House in a vote by the Electoral College, the body established under the Constitution that formally selects the USA president.The Electoral College vote usually mirrors the outcome of the US popular vote, but not always.

Trump formed the commission to support his professed belief that his presidential opponent a year ago, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, won millions of votes from people who were not authorized to vote, had not properly registered as voters or voted multiple times. "(The state makes clear that out-of-state students attending college in New Hampshire are allowed to vote here, as long as they aren't also voting in another state.)", New Hampshire Public Radio explained in February when these allegations were first raised by conservatives. Rock the Vote has come out strongly against the Commission's attacks on young voters.

Joining the protesters was former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, a Democrat and founder of Let America Vote.

"If they are picking mainstream Republican officials and/or academics to man this commission it will be an abject failure because there aren't any that know anything about this or who have paid any attention to this issue over the years", the email says. That category could include college students, active-duty military stationed in New Hampshire and more.

Despite the GOP's insistence that voter fraud is a real epidemic, there has been no evidence that voter fraud happens with any sort of regularity, much less en masse. In 2005, as the department was considering whether to approve Georgia's strict voter ID law under the Voting Rights Act, von Spakovsky published a law article praising voter ID laws under the pseudonym "Publius".

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