<img height="1" width="1" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=769125799912420&amp;ev=PageView &amp;noscript=1">
About Our People Legal Stuff Careers
Donald Trump and Kris Kobach
President-elect Donald Trump pauses pose for photographs as he greets Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach, at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Bedminster, N.J.. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The White House plans to erase the data collected by Trump's election fraud commission



The White House plans on erasing the voter data collected by the election fraud commission President Trump recently disbanded, according to Politico.

Politico on Tuesday reported the Department of Justice (DOJ) stated the White House’s intentions in a court filing that evening.

The White House’s director of information technology on Tuesday said in a declaration submitted to a federal court in Washington, D.C. that officials plan on erasing the information.

Charles Herndon also noted that the data will not get sent to either the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

How well do you know Trump?
Let's go back to his life before the presidency.
Take the quiz!

“The state voter data will not be transferred to, or assessed by, DHS or any other agency, except to the National Archives and Records Administration (‘NARA’), pursuant to federal law, if the records are not otherwise destroyed,” he wrote.

“Pending resolution of outstanding litigation involving the Commission, and pending consultation with NARA, the White House intends to destroy all state voter data.”

Herndon added that White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders spoke inaccurately last week when she said the panel’s “preliminary findings” would go to DHS.

“The Commission did not create any preliminary findings,” he said in the declaration, which was part of the DOJ’s submission.

How much do you remember from US history class?
Were you actually paying attention?
Take the quiz!

Trump dissolved the controversial Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity last week.

“Despite substantial evidence of voter fraud, many states have refuse to provide the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity with basic information relevant to its inquiry,” he said in a statement.

“Rather than engage in endless legal battles at taxpayer expense, today I signed an executive order to dissolve the Commission,” Trump added on Jan. 3.

Trump formed the panel last year after claiming, without evidence, that millions of people illegally voting in the 2016 presidential election cost him the popular vote.

The panel’s vice chairman last year asked all 50 states to submit their voter roles, adding that it was only seeking publicly available information.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) also requested information including criminal conviction data and partial Social Security numbers.

Dozens of states responded by pledging to reject parts or all of Kobach’s request, and the commission also had eight lawsuits filed against it before its dissolution.

Read Comments
Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Linked In List Menu Enlarge Gallery Info Menu Close Angle Down Angle Up Angle Left Angle Right Grid Grid Play Align Left Search Youtube Mail Mail Angle Down Bookmark