Bennet Statement on Dissolution of President Trump’s Election Integrity Commission

Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet tonight issued the following statement in response to President Trump's Executive Order to dissolve the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.

"Thousands of Coloradans cancelled their registrations because they knew that the President's voter fraud commission lacked any objectivity or credibility. Rather, it was a taxpayer-funded fishing expedition aimed at validating the President's conspiracy theories about voter fraud. Moving forward, we must ensure that DHS doesn't suppress participation in our electoral process."

Since the Commission was established in May 2017, Bennet has led efforts to disband it, citing lack of transparency within the Commission and the over 5,000 Coloradans who withdrew their voter registrations in response to the Commission's request for information. In a letter with U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), Bennet prompted a U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigation into the Commission. Bennet also filed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would have required the GAO to audit the Commission and called for the Commission's termination.