Trump blames Dems for failure of voter fraud group

President Trump blamed Democrats for the failure of his alleged voter fraud commission that suffered rejections from both red and blue states.

The commander-in-chief, whose administration was buffeted with allegations in an insider book on Wednesday, steered clear of the scandals and focused his Thursday morning Twitter missives on his now defunct commission.

“Many mostly Democrat States refused to hand over data from the 2016 Election to the Commission On Voter Fraud. They fought hard that the Commission not see their records or methods because they know that many people are voting illegally,” he posted just after 6 a.m.

Trump added that states should move towards voter I.D. laws, which Republicans have adopted but critics argue disenfranchises poor and minority citizens less likely to have state identification.

Trump had called the electoral system “rigged” before his unexpected election in November 2016, but continued to argue that there was large-scale fraud as he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton.

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No widespread voter fraud has been shown.

He dissolved his controversial commission on the issue Wednesday night, claiming that there was “substantial evidence” of wrongdoing without offering any.

The commission headed by Vice President Mike Pence only met twice, and was hit with multiple lawsuits over its efforts to collect voter rolls.

Leaders from dozens of states including Democratic-leaning bastions such as New York and Trump-won Republican states such as Texas, either refused to comply with the commission requests completely or rejected them in part citing privacy laws.

Though Trump was powerless to save his commission, he also trumpeted his own international abilities, claiming credit for the resumption of long-stalled discussions between South Korea and North Korea.

He said in a Thursday tweet that the neighbors' communications about the possibility of Pyongyang sending atheletes south for next month's Olympics were because he was "willing to commit our total 'might' against the North."

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