An interesting trend in the reactions this week to the Trump administration’s decision to disband a commission to investigate voter fraud — it was the Democrats who were all excited about it.
Seriously, why would anyone celebrate the end of scrutiny to ensure that elections are fair and accurate? Other than cheaters, we mean.
First, there were the complaints from the ACLU and the liberal likes that the commission was collecting private information, which prompted thousands of Coloradans to withdraw their names from the voter rolls.
But that wasn’t true, the commission was only collecting public information.
About a dozen states refused to cooperate with the inquiry, so the commission was effectively neutered.
The administration says their last recourse is to review their initial findings and decide on another course of action that won’t involve taxpayer-funded legal battles.
U.S. Rep. Jared Polis says it’s “good news,” because there’s nothing to see here.
Hillary lost fair and square.
Nothing but a fishing expedition that made us scare voters into taking their names off the rolls, is essentially what U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet said.
So it looks like dead and fake voters in many states are safe for now. And that “identifying” information Democrats were so worried about is safely secured back on everyone’s Facebook page.
The reasoned response came from Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams, who pointed out that examining public information isn’t really the best way to effectively assess the accuracy of voter rolls and voter integrity.
His office just finished an audit designed to catch mistakes when ballots are tabulated in order to maintain election integrity, an approach that’s catching national attention by other election officials.
But the damage was done nationwide, and Democrats have created the new playbook to challenge voter fraud investigations when the outcome won’t suit them.