President Trump has signed an executive order to launch a commission to review alleged voter fraud, a White House official confirmed to Fox News on Thursday.
The order is titled “Presidential Commission on Election Integrity” and will establish a bipartisan commission, chaired by Vice President Mike Pence.
“This action by President Trump fulfills another promise made to the American people,” Pence told reporters. “We can’t take for granted the integrity of the vote.”
The White House says that the commission will review practices that affect the integrity of federal elections, such as improper registrations, improper voting, fraudulent voting and vote-suppression.
“We expect the report to be complete by 2018,” Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee-Sanders said.
Upon hearing the news, Democratic leader Chuck Schumer launched into a semi-coherent rant, using words such as “arsonist” and “unicorn” to describe the President’s new measure.