President Trump’s decision to appoint Kris Kobach to help lead a new commission to study voter fraud shows that the commission itself will be fraudulent – as was the president’s ludicrous claim that millions of illegal ballots cost him the popular vote in November.
The evidence is clear – and we all know – that voter fraud is virtually non-existent in our country.
The real threat to our democracy is voter suppression. Kobach is a longtime lawyer for far-right extremist groups with ties to white nationalists and is a leader in the movement to suppress the votes of minorities. He is unfit to serve in this capacity, and his appointment is nothing less than an outrage.