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Dem rep rips 'sham' voter fraud commissionBY JACQUELINE THOMSEN

- 09/12/17 03:55 PM EDT


​Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) ripped President Trump’s voter fraud commission, accusing it of “suppressing the vote” in a series of tweets Tuesday.

Cummings called the commission a “sham voting commission,” saying that “voting is a right, not a crime.”

“The only thing we learned today is that ‘voter fraud’ is a myth & this Commission is suppressing the vote,” he tweeted. “This commission regularly promotes unsubstantiated claims about ‘voter fraud’ that undermine our democracy.”

Cummings called for lawmakers to focus on “protecting & expanding the franchise for minorities whose right to vote has been under attack nationwide.”

“We should be making it easier for all Americans to vote — students, minorities, the disabled, the elderly, everyone,” he tweeted. “Instead, this Administration is wasting our tax $ on a #ShamVotingCommission to justify tactics that will suppress votes. That’s a disgrace.” 

The only thing we learned today is that "voter fraud" is a myth & this Commission is suppressing the vote. https://t.co/8vZvUmu2fz

— Elijah E. Cummings (@RepCummings) September 12, 2017

This commission regularly promotes unsubstantiated claims about "voter fraud" that undermine our democracy. https://t.co/BjohE0DjYF

— Elijah E. Cummings (@RepCummings) September 12, 2017

Why is the #ShamVotingCommission considering background checks on voters? Voting is a right, not a crime. https://t.co/aWSJqScJvi

— Elijah E. Cummings (@RepCummings) September 12, 2017

Our concern should be on protecting & expanding the franchise for minorities whose right to vote has been under attack nationwide.

— Elijah E. Cummings (@RepCummings) September 12, 2017

Instead, this Administration is wasting our tax $ on a #ShamVotingCommission to justify tactics that will suppress votes. That’s a disgrace.

— Elijah E. Cummings (@RepCummings) September 12, 2017

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