1. What is the Commission on Election Integrity? The Commission on Election Integrity is an executive order put forth by President Trump to see if there were any cases of voter fraud or illegal voting in the 2016 Presidential Election.
2. Who is a part of the commission? The commission is led by Vice President Mike Pence and by Kris Kobach, who is the Secretary of State of Kansas. The other members include Secretary of States from Indiana, New Hampshire, Maine, and Ohio, as well as representatives and members of the judicial branch from several states. The full list of members can be found here.
3. What have they done so far? So far, the commission has requested voter data from all 50 states, but many states have denied the commission’s request for that data. The states that have provided data are Colorado, Missouri, and Tennessee. Florida, Idaho, and Nebraska are still reviewing the requests. In their investigation, so far, there have been little findings of voter fraud or illegal voting.
4. Where does Wisconsin fall in all of this? Currently, Wisconsin has denied the request to turnover voter data. Speaker Paul Ryan says he has seen no evidence that voter fraud happened in the state. The request was denied earlier this summer; no Wisconsin voter data has been handed over at this point.
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Link to Executive Order - https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/05/11/presidential-executive-order-establishment-presidential-advisory
More information on the Commission on Election Integrity - http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trumps-election-commission-holds-1st-meeting-amid-pushback/story?id=48713462