The decision is a major setback for Trump, who createdthe commission previous year in response to his baseless claim that he lost the popular vote to DemocratHillary Clinton in 2016 because of millions of illegally cast ballots...
A White House statement on Trump's order blamed numerous states for refusing to provide voter information.
A Democrat, Galvin saidthe 2016 presidential election was not, as President Trump wrote on his Twitter account, "rigged", nor was there any proof to support allegations that MA voters went to the polls in New Hampshire. Most state election officials scoffed at the idea, while Trump critics described his obsession as thinly veiled racism against Hispanic and African-American voters.
While there have been isolated cases of people voting illegally, and many voter rolls often contain outdated data, recent studies and investigations have not provided evidencevoter fraud is a widespread problem in the United States or has impacted election results.
Multiple officials and sources familiar with the matter said they were unaware of plans within DHS, a sprawling agency responsible for a wide array of national security issues, to investigate voter fraud. The 11-person commission was even sued by one of its members; Democratic Maine secretary of State Matt Dunlap said he was being denied full access to the panel's records, and last month a federal judge agreed.
There is still no corroboration of large-scale voter fraud, nor proof that millions of illegal voters cast ballots in the 2016 election as Trump has previously claimed.
"Secretary Wayne Williams has never believed that the system is rigged", says Lynn Bartels, spokeswoman for the secretary of state's office. "From the start, it was clear that the Pence-Kobach commission lacked integrity and credibility". "In states across the country, the GOP continues to attack voting rights through gerrymandering and voter suppression".
In a second tweet Thursday, Trump pushed for voter ID requirements. In response to the news that states were not working with his commission in handing over data that could potentially prove voter fraud, the president went off in a pair [VIDEO]of tweets on January 4.
Dolly Parton removes 'Dixie' from Stampede dinner show
The existing locations re-open for the 2018 season from late January through early spring depending on location. The production team has made a decision to drop "Dixie", leaving the name simply as Dolly Parton's Stampede .
Razer releases Project Linda
Project Linda is the company's new 13.3-inch laptop, which is powered by its a year ago launched Android-based Razer phone . It'll be a shame to see Project Linda go to docks, but even if Razer comes up with the commercial launch, it won't be cheap.