Initiate an Investigation Into Voter Fraud
Current Status: In ProgressAs of
On January 25th, 2017, Trump tweeted the following:
I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2017
His calls for an investigation are based in the assertion that there was widespread voter fraud during the 2016 election, but he provided no evidence to support that assertion.
In May 2017, Trump signed an executive order forming an "Advisory Commission on Election Integrity" to investigate vote fraud.
As of September 2017, the commission has had two public meetings but has yet to provide anything beyond broad, unsubstantiated claims. The commission also received criticism due to failure to follow open records statutes, with commission members using private email addresses to conduct official business.