Donald Trump still can’t understand how he got this job.
After plucking off that pesky FBI director James Comey, POTUS is finally able to investigate something that really matters: widespread voter fraud in the country that just elected him President.
On Thursday, Trump signed an executive order launching a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression in the U.S. election system.
White House officials say the commission will be lead by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who will look at allegations of improper voting and voter registration fraud in states across the nation.
Ha! What a fun little job for the Veep!
Trump has never been silent about the alleged cracks in our election system. He claimed the entire election was “rigged” during his campaign to conjure up suspicion against Hillary Clinton.
Remember, this was around the time Trump praised the now fired Comey for launching an investigation into Clinton’s emails. (But, don’t hold POTUS to any of that — this was, like, six months ago!)
Even after his stunning election win, Trump has alleged that 3 to 5 million people voted illegally because, well, how else could Hillary win the popular vote!?
Like most of his promises, POTUS’s probe into voter fraud has been delayed for months — until now!
The soon-to-be assembled commission will be composed of Republican and Democrat state election officials and other experts. This crack team will look into the vulnerabilities in the election system and the possibility of improper voting.
All in all, the commission will aim to ensure confidence in the integrity of federal elections and hope to give a peace of mind to all those who are still concerned about this matter — AKA the President and literally no one else.
Here’s what government officials and other Twitics had to say about Trump’s latest move (below):
Trump just announced a commission to examine voter fraud. The only problem with that is there is virtually no voter fraud in this country.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) May 11, 2017
again: there is almost no evidence anywhere of widespread voter fraud.
for real: how would that even work? https://t.co/kiODPlvyB6
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Gene Demby (@GeeDee215) May 11, 2017
all of a sudden today, White House announces voter fraud inquiry & cybersecurity exec order they otherwise hadn’t talked about for weeks…
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) May 11, 2017
Again, if Russia Donald finds “massive” voter fraud, then there has to be another election..has to be..its precedent. He doesn’t want that 3
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Phil Hendrie (@realphilhendrie) May 11, 2017
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Senator Ben Cardin (@SenatorCardin) May 11, 2017
Trump doesn’t have the power to change the facts. The problem we have in the U.S. isn’t one of voter fraud; it├óΓé¼Γäós one of voter participation. pic.twitter.com/3HG0uJGRkV
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ ACLU National (@ACLU) May 11, 2017
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Steven Rich (@dataeditor) May 11, 2017
Notice that every time Trump gets in hot water about Russia, he tries to change the subject to voter fraud
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Wendy Weiser (@WendyRWeiser) May 11, 2017
Maybe the Trump voter fraud panel will discover that voter ID laws and gerrymandering are undermining democracy and the right to vote.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Robert Stribley (@stribs) May 11, 2017
Voter fraud is beyond rare. The @GOP have done all they can through gerrymandering; now it’s on to voter suppression
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Gareth Kay (@garethk) May 11, 2017
If it weren’t so dangerous, Trump’s voter fraud lie would be so funny. Man Who Lost Popular Vote By 2.9M Invents 3M Illegal Voters.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Daniel Dale (@ddale8) May 11, 2017
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Socialist Miyagi (@SocialistMiyagi) May 11, 2017
What a mess!