President Trump plans on Thursday to create a long-promised commission to investigate voter fraud and voter suppression in the United States, following up on his unsubstantiated claims that several million undocumented immigrants voted for his Democratic opponent and robbed him of a victory in the national popular vote.
A White House official said Mr. Trump would sign an executive order for the purpose of “reviewing alleged voter fraud and suppression,” with a broad mandate to review policies and practices that affect Americans’ confidence in the integrity of federal elections. Improper or fraudulent registrations, voting fraud and voter suppression are among the issues the commission will study, the official said.
The official spoke on the condition of anonymity in advance of a formal announcement expected on Thursday. Mr. Trump had no events on his public schedule, as has been the case all week.