Just when you thought CNN couldn’t push anymore fake news, they prove everyone wrong.
Wednesday, CNN reported that 44 states rejected President Trump’s request to obtain voter information. Kris Kobach, Vice Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, blasted the report as “patently false” and confirmed it was only 14 states.
.@CNN busted pushing fake news—AGAIN.
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) July 5, 2017
Forty-four states and the District of Columbia have refused to provide certain types of voter information to the Trump administration’s election integrity commission, according to a CNN inquiry to all 50 states.
State leaders and voting boards across the country have responded to the letter with varying degrees of cooperation — from altogether rejecting the request to expressing eagerness to supply information that is public.Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, vice chairman of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which President Donald Trump created by executive order in May, sent a letter to all 50 states last Wednesday requesting a bevy of voter data, which he notes will eventually be made available to the public.The order came months after Trump claimed without evidence that millions had voted illegally in the 2016 presidential election. When states began to express concerns about the legality of his administration’s efforts to investigate voter fraud, Trump called them out on Twitter on Saturday, questioning whether they were hiding something.
Kris Kobach, vice chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, said Wednesday that only 14 states and the District of Columbia have refused the commission’s recent request for voter data, disputing reports that dozens of states had rejected the request.
“At present 20 states have agreed to provide the publicly available information requested by the commission and another 16 states are reviewing which information can be released under their state laws,” Kobach said in a statement. “In all, 36 states have either agreed or are considering participating with the Commission’s work to ensure the integrity of the American electoral system.”
CNN reported on Wednesday that 44 states “have refused to give certain voter information” to the election commission, which President Trump created by executive order to examine weaknesses in the country’s voting system.
But Kobach, who is also Kansas’ secretary of state, blasted the report as “patently false.”
Vice President Mike Pence also tweeted out, “Real news”-> 36 states have agreed or are considering providing publicly available voter data to POTUS Election Integrity Commission.”
— Vice President Pence (@VP) July 5, 2017