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Democrats Call on Trump Vote Fraud Panel Co-Chair to Step Down

Top Democrats and civil rights advocates voiced concerns about the vote fraud panel's request for sensitive voter data



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    In this November 20, 2016 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump and Kris Kobach, Kansas secretary of state, shake hands following their meeting at Trump International Golf Club in Bedminster Township, N.J.

    House Democrats criticized President Donald Trump's voter fraud commission on Tuesday and demanded that co-chair Kris Kobach step down ahead of the commission's first public meeting on Wednesday, according to NBC News.

    Fifteen Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee, as well as state election officials, privacy and civil rights advocates, voiced concerns at a voting rights forum about the Commission on Election Integrity's recent letter requesting sensitive voter information.

    Top Democrats called on Vice President Mike Pence, the panel's chair, to dismiss Kobach, Kansas' secretary of state and an advocate for strict voter identification laws.