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Alawsuit filed Tuesday by the NAACP claims President Donald Trump‘s controversial voter fraud commission is motivated by racial discrimination against voters of color, the New York Daily News reports.

The suit, filed in Manhattan Federal Court Tuesday, said that the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity is working to disenfranchise and intimidate people of color. Trump launched the commission through an executive order on May 11 designed to investigate his unsubstantiated allegations of electoral misconduct.

So far, the group has requested that every state turn over extensive personal information on voters, the report says. But the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Ordinary People Society, another national civil rights group, will not tolerate an illegal investigation and attempts at voter suppression.

Both civil rights groups are seeking to stop the commission from comparing voter rolls to a list of non-citizens provided by the Department of Homeland Security.

That process, however, is not a reliable method to identify voter fraud, and it is likely to generate numerous false positives, with a disproportionate impact on voters of color,” the suit says.

Trump’s repeated and unsubstantiated claims that millions of illegal immigrants voted in the 2016 election are stated in the suit, The Washington Post reports. The suit alleges that Trump and his commission’s statements are “grounded on the false premise that Black and Latino voters are more likely to perpetrate voter fraud.”

The NAACP lawsuit is the latest in at least seven other suits against Trump’s commission. Several separate challenges have been filed by groups in Indiana, New Hampshire and Idaho, the Post reports.

SOURCE: New York Daily NewsThe Washington Post

 

NAACP Lawsuit Accuses Trump Voter Commission Of Racial Discrimination was originally published on newsone.com

7 thoughts on “NAACP Lawsuit Accuses Trump Voter Commission Of Racial Discrimination

  1. specialt757 on said:

    He won’t even release his tax information, but yet he’s trying to get personal information about millions of registered voters. He is a big-headed, orange-face joke. He’s needs to sit his hind parts down somewhere.
    He’s claiming 3 million plus votes cast in the 2016 elections were illegal, than that means his presidency is not legitimate.

  2. Grady White on said:

    You can’t cash a $5 check in this country without a valid ID. Any reasonable person would agree that you should have to show ID when voting. It’s not discrimination, just common sense.

    • This is the very thing I have trouble understanding. What is so discriminatory about being required to show ID? You have to show it for everything else. Would it be discriminatory to have to show ID during a traffic stop? When using a credit card? When applying for Social Security or welfare? Should you just be able to walk into a bank and cash a check without showing ID because you’re black and poor? What am I missing?

  3. Diane on said:

    This is just a ploy to keep ppl from voting and it’s working. Ppl are removing their names from theory g rolls.

    • Diane on said:

      Ppl are removing their names ftom the voting rolls as we speak. This fake commission is no more than an attempt to scrare ppl from voting.

  4. Chump and his cronies have only just begun.

    He plans on purging the voting records which will eliminate millions of voters of color from
    casting their votes in 2018 and 2020.

    In addition to all of the states that now have that bogus Voter ID mess.

    The GOP is doing all it can to STIFLE OUR VOTES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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