Veasey Introduces Bill to Deny Funding for Trump’s Sham Commission on Election Integrity

Jun 30, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – In the wake of President Trump’s request from all 50 states to hand over voters’ sensitive information in his ongoing effort to dismantle the voting integrity of our nation, Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, introduced H.R. 3029, the Combating the President’s Voter Suppression Act, to ensure no taxpayer funds will be used to support the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity.

“As the President continues to press his blatantly false claim that voter fraud cost him the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election, he endangers the sanctity of our nation’s democracy,” said Congressman Veasey, Co-Chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus and the lead plaintiff in Veasey v. Abbott. “The commission’s mission to study non-existent voter fraud cases has nothing to do with ballot security and everything to do with voter suppression and discrimination.”

In May, Trump created a commission to investigate alleged acts of voter fraud after he claimed, without evidence, that 3 to 5 million illegal votes were cast during the 2016 election.  Despite President Trump’s claims, multiple studies at the state and federal level confirm there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud during the 2016 elections. Studies also do not support his outrageous claim that he lost the popular vote for president due to improper votes being cast.