In a Twitter message on Saturday morning, Mr. Trump said that “numerous states are refusing to give information to the very distinguished VOTER FRAUD PANEL. What are they trying to hide?”
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Mr. Trump set up the Presidential Advisory Commission on Voter Integrity to find evidence for his debunked claim that millions of votes were cast illegally in the 2016 presidential election. On Wednesday, the group sent a letter to all 50 secretaries of state asking for personal data about the nation’s 200 million voters.
The response from many of the state voting officials was a resounding “no.” In Mississippi, the secretary of state, Delbert Hosemann, a Republican, said: “My reply would be: They can go jump in the Gulf of Mexico.”
Mr. Trump’s tweet suggests that he is not happy with those responses, but it is unclear what he can do about them. The commission chairman told news organizations on Friday that it was up to each state to decide what information to share with the panel.
The president started his Saturday tweet storm on a positive note, offering a “Happy Canada Day” to the people of that country and to his “new found friend” Justin Trudeau, the prime minister.
But his tone
Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/01/us/politics/trump-tweets-stoke-voter-fraud-claim-and-attack-news-media.html
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