Gebre: Voter Suppression Is the Problem, Not Voter Fraud

In a move dripping with cynicism and partisan politics, the Trump Administration recently announced an Executive Order to create a “Presidential Commission on Election Integrity”. At the AFL-CIO, the federation of America’s unions, we believe that ensuring and protecting the right of every citizen to vote is a bedrock principle of our democracy, and we welcome a proper and serious effort to restore the right of every American to make their voices heard. Unfortunately, the newly announced Commission is focused on a problem that does not exist. Our democracy suffers not from voter fraud, but voter suppression and disenfranchisement.

The fact is that voter fraud in the U.S. is virtually non-existent. One report from the Brennan Center for Social Justice, The Truth About Voter Fraud, noted that it is more likely that an American “will be struck by lightning than…impersonate another voter at the polls.”

Read the full article in the Huffington Post.