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The president is furious more than 44 states have thus far refused to comply with the commission's request, tweeting that they are trying to conceal information.

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But not everyone agrees Trump's panel is "distinguished." 

Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State and head of the commission, is nationally infamous for his voter suppression efforts. The director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Voting Rights Project refers to him as “the king of voter suppression.” Kansas’ state Senate minority leader called him “the most racist politician in America today.” And the Daily Kos called him the “architect of the most racist law in modern American history.” 

Many people are very suspicious of the commission's real goals.

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Others say this entire exercise is a waste of government resources. Voter fraud doesn't exist; voter suppression does.

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White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the refusal by state officials to hand over the information was “mostly a political stunt” and claimed the commission is asking for publicly available data.

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Brennan Center for Justice President Michael Walden called the commission "a sham and distraction."

“It’s simply an effort to try and find proof of the president’s absurd claim that 3-5 million people voted illegally in November."
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But others still believe the president's claims, and say states should cooperate with the commission to ensure election integrity.

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