January 23, 2018/Media, Press

ICYMI: Trump’s voter fraud commission requested Texas records that identified Hispanic voters

Austin, TX — In case you missed it, The Washington Post revealed President Trump’s disbanded voter fraud commission sought voter records from Texas that flagged Hispanic voters. [Dallas Morning News, January 22, 2018]

“…documents filed with the Texas Secretary of State show that Ron Williams, the man in charge of collecting information from the states for the commission, checked boxes to flag Hispanic surnames on his request forms.” Later, Williams was fired from the commission after being charged with possession of child pornography.

Texas Democrats believed the commission’s intent was to disenfranchise Hispanic voters. The Party’s Deputy Executive Director Manny Garcia stated, “It’s very clear that the Trump administration developed this voter commission to figure out systemic ways to make it harder for people to vote and this revelation of the specific data they were looking for and the format in which they were looking for it makes it very clear that Trump Republicans were interested in taking Hispanics off voting rolls…”

Read the full story in the Dallas Morning News

Additional Background:

  • Trump’s voter fraud commission was disbanded on Jan. 3 “after a slew of lawsuits from state officials and voting rights groups was tasked with investigating voter fraud.”

  • “Trump had repeatedly claimed without evidence that millions of votes were illegally cast, which led him to lose the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential elections. Those claims have been repeatedly debunked.