Democrats, civil rights group aim to block Trump election commission

By | July 19, 2017

On the eve of the first meeting of President Trump’s voter fraud commission, Democrats and civil rights groups were busy trying to get Congress to pull the plug on the group.

Democrats hosted a forum on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, one of several efforts in recent weeks to block Trump’s new commission, which is slated to hold its first meeting Wednesday in Washington.

“Our democracy is under siege,” said Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, a former chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus. “We know that race trumps all. We are being attacked by the White House … There is no democracy in the world that tries to keep people from voting but this one.’’

A coalition of civil rights and voting rights groups, including some from the hip hop music community, plan to hold a rally outside the White House on Wednesday morning to protest the group. (USA Today

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