Monday, May 15, 2017
Add your name to stop the GOP's attacks on voting rights:
Last week, Donald Trump signed an executive order creating a "Presidential Commission on Election Integrity" -- if you're rolling your eyes at the idea of "Donald Trump" and "integrity" in the same sentence, you're not alone.
Like so much of what the Trump administration has done, this commission is a sham. It stems from Trump's ongoing complaint that there were between 3 and 5 million "illegal" votes that cost him the popular vote in last year's election (which, by the way, is completely ridiculous -- you're more likely to find someone who's been struck by lightning than committed in-person voter fraud).
We know the truth behind this new commission. It's a propaganda factory designed to justify the GOP's ongoing efforts to make it harder for people of color, working families, students, and seniors to exercise the right to vote.
Look no further than the man Trump put in charge -- Kris Kobach, who has devoted his career to lying about voter fraud in order to keep African American and Latino voters from the polls. He's been the architect of some of the most restrictive voting laws in the country. Now he's in charge of "election integrity?" Give me a break.
We can't trust Donald Trump, Kris Kobach, Jeff Sessions, or anyone in this administration -- it's up to us protect access to the ballot box.
Are you with us? Say you're ready to stand up to the GOP's assault on the right to vote:
Democratic National Committee