Rep. Sewell Statement on Dissolution of Sham Voting Commission
Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, President Trump signed an executive order dissolving his controversial voter fraud commission. During its operation, voting rights organizations, good government groups, and privacy advocates voiced serious concerns related to the Commission’s transparency, its request for personally-identifiable voter information, the history of appointed commissioners, and the Commission’s conduct.
Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) releases the following statement:
“The failure of Trump’s sham commission is a blow to the President’s unfounded voter fraud claims, but it is a victory for our democracy,” said Rep. Sewell. “Trump’s sham commission was a threat to voter privacy and to our fundamental right to vote.”
“The worst threat to election integrity isn’t voter fraud, it is voter suppression. I urge this Administration to refocus its efforts on finding ways to strengthen access to the polls rather than limiting it. As the Department of Homeland Security takes the lead on the President’s voter fraud efforts, I will continue to watch this Administration closely for any interference with our right to vote.”
Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) is serving her fourth term representing Alabama’s 7th Congressional district. She sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and was recently appointed to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Sewell is a Chief Deputy Whip and serves on the prestigious Steering and Policy Committee of the Democratic Caucus. She is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, and serves as Vice Chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, and Vice Chair of Outreach for the New Democrat Coalition.