The vice chair of President Donald Trump’s commission on election fraud on Tuesday downplayed the thought that the panel is set up to enact voter suppression, saying there is a “high possibility” they will make no recommendations when the panel finishes their work, even if it does, it can’t make states adhere to their guidelines.
“All the commission is doing is collecting data,” he added. “It may make recommendations, or I think at this point there’s a high possibility the commission makes no recommendations and they just say, ‘Here’s the data. States, do with it what you want,’” said Kris Kobach, the Republican secretary of state in Kansas.
Kobach said only 20 states have sent data to the commission and said he hopes to use it to investigate possible situations where people voted in multiple states but added it would depend on how much information the panel receives.
“It may be that the commission is not able to say we were able to look at all 50 states and here is the size of this particular problem,” he said.