Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea says President Donald Trump’s voter fraud commission was an attempt to distract voters from the real dangers for election systems and she’s not surprised he disbanded it.
Gorbea, a Democrat, says the danger is lack of funding for modernization and security, including cyber threats from foreign actors.
The Republican president has signed an order dissolving the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity and asked the Department of Homeland Security to determine the administration’s next steps.
Gorbea says she wouldn’t release voters’ private information and didn’t comply with the commission’s “overly broad request for data.”
Past studies have found voter fraud to be exceptionally rare.