Gebre: Voter Suppression Is the Problem, Not Voter Fraud

In a move dripping with cynicism and partisan politics, the Trump Administration recently announced an Executive Order to create a “Presidential Commission on Election Integrity”. At the AFL-CIO, the federation of America’s unions, we believe that ensuring and protecting the right of every citizen to vote is a bedrock principle of our democracy, and we welcome a proper and serious effort to restore the right of every American to make their voices heard. Unfortunately, the newly announced Commission is focused on a problem that does not exist. Our democracy suffers not from voter fraud, but voter suppression and disenfranchisement.