Nearly six months after making allegations of widespread voter fraud despite presenting no evidence to support his claims, President Donald Trump will reportedly sign an executive order establishing a commission on election integrity on Thursday.
According to ABC News, the “Presidential Commission on Election Integrity” will be led by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.
One administration official told ABC News that the commission will not solely focus on the president’s voter fraud allegations, but it will also address “systemic issues that have been raised over many years in terms of the integrity of the elections.”
President Trump first made his as-of-yet unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud in a tweet on November 27:
In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2016
Shortly after his inauguration, President Trump announced his intention to request a “major investigation into VOTER FRAUD”:
I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2017