“Top Civil Rights Nominee Won’t Refute Trump Falsehood About Illegal Voting in 2016”

Pema Levy for Mother Jones:

Recent events loomed over the hearing. Dreiband faced questions about the violence in Charlottesville, which the division is investigating, and the rise of hate crimes. He was also asked about voting rights, amid moves by the Trump administration to crack down on voter fraud and potentially make it harder for many people, particularly minorities, to vote. Asked whether he agreed with Trump that millions of fraudulent ballots were cast in the 2016 elections, Dreiband answered simply that he was “unaware of the data about voter fraud in the United States.”


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