Husted Reacts To End Of Trump's Election Commission
President Trump has disbanded the commission he created to investigate the casting of what he claimed were millions of fraudulent votes in the 2016 election. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler has reaction from the Republican Secretary of State.
Jon Husted has said voter fraud does exist in Ohio, but it’s rare. But Husted said his office already does post-election investigations into claims of fraud and suppression, so in Ohio, a federal probe into fraud wasn’t necessary.
“If the president seems fine with that now, then all the better for all of us.”
Was there any need for this Election Integrity Commission that is now shut down?
“Not in Ohio, but I can’t speak for the 49 other states.”
A White House statement blames many states for refusing to provide information to the commission. Husted sent a link of the publicly-available state’s database of voter information to the White House, but did not turn over data that isn’t public record in Ohio.