Schumer called on Trump to rescind the executive order that created the commission and said “if the president does not act, Congress should prohibit its operation through one of the must-pass legislative vehicles in September”.
Schumer’s comments came Thursday on Twitter and as a post on Medium.
Schumer also called for a public debate on the status of voting rights in America, including issues such as same-day registration and voting fraud. If Trump is serious about disavowing racism, Schumer says, he’ll get rid of a commission aimed at depressing voting by minority groups. “Secretary Gardner’s experience as the nation’s longest-serving chief state elections official and New Hampshire’s pivotal role in the presidential selection process make New Hampshire a flawless location for the Commission to continue its work”.
Under an agreement reached this month, New Hampshire will send millions of scanned, unsearchable images of voter data to the commission.
Some Democrats argue that the true intentions of the commission are more nefarious than advertised.
The website noted Democrats are concerned the group will eventually restrict the voting rights of minorities, who tend to vote against Republicans.
In July, Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez expressed this view in an op-ed.
Schumer linked the Trump’s creation of the vote fraud panel to the “discrimination agenda of the white supremacist movement”, which the NY lawmaker said includes disenfranchising minority voters.
“If the president wants to truly show that he rejects the discrimination agenda of the white supremacist movement, he will rescind the Executive Order that created this [Election Integrity] commission”, Schumer said. Voter purges, on the other hand, have demonstrably suppressed voting and disproportionately affected minority and poor communities.ur Stop This Outrage Purge, Mr. Dunn.
Schumer nonetheless condemns any action taken by Trump’s commission.
“They are a ruse”. “This is how the appalling failure to use the right words and stand up to hate in the aftermath of Charlottesville is made real in the form of policy; they are two edges of the same sword”.