President Trump signed several new orders including an order that will launch a commission designed to review allegations surrounding voter fraud and voter suppression. The order was in part fueled by the President's claims during the election and after that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election.
President Trump signed an executive order yesterday (May 11th) authorizing a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression. The "Advisory Commission on Election Integrity" will examine allegations of improper voting and fraudulent voter registration across the country and report back to Trump by next year. It will be chaired by Vice President Mike Pence with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as the vice chair, and two Democrats among the members. Kobach has supported Trump's allegation, made without any evidence, that three to five million people voted illegally in the election, all of them for Hillary Clinton, and that he would have won the popular vote over her if they hadn't. Voting experts and many lawmakers have said they haven't seen anything to suggest that millions of people voted illegally. Democrats and voting rights groups blasted the panel, saying it would be used as excuse to put tougher voting requirements in place that will make it harder for poor and minority Americans to vote.
The commission has been instructed to report their findings to Trump by 2018.