Trump, after killing his 'voter fraud' commission, calls for new ID laws

January 4, 2018 | | USA Today |

But national voting rights and civil rights activists said the commission and Trump's call for new laws is just a pretext to suppress voter participation particularly among the poor, the elderly and people of color.

“I’m thrilled that the commission has been disbanded, but also will definitely keep an eye on what it is that these players will do in the next steps,” said Katherine Culliton-González, senior counsel for Demos, a public policy group.

Culliton-González and other activists credit legal challenges and fierce opposition from voting rights and civil rights groups for the demise of the commission.

“The fight is not over," she said