In today's Daily Caller, RNLA Executive Director Michael Thielen explainswhy the Presidential Advisory on Election Integrity is necessary. President Trump addressed the first meeting yesterday and stressed the importance of the Commission creating a substantive report to help protect the American electoral process. At one point, he asked about those states refusing to share publicly available voter registration information:
If any state does not want to share this information, one has to wonder what they’re worried about. And I asked the Vice President, I asked the Commission: What are they worried about? There’s something. There always is.
President Trump went on to note the integrity of American electoral systems is not a partisan issue or a conservative-liberal issue:
This is not a Democrat or a Republican issue, it’s an American issue. It’s about the concern of so many Americans that improper voting has taken place and canceling out the votes of lawful American citizens.
What was striking during the meeting is all the commissioners, with their range of experiences and philosophical views, agreed on one thing: reform is needed in our electoral system to increase voter confidence and participation in the system. They all had different suggestions for where the most work is needed, but unlike the anti-integrity left, they recognized this Commission has an excellent opportunity to study America’s election system and make recommendations for the states to help protect the integrity of their elections. We thank them for their service to the American people and for weathering the attacks of the left.
Other nations look up to America as the champion of democracy with open, fair and honest elections. Despite the harsh attack by the left including the media, this Commission is absolutely critical to help restore the American electoral process.