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Voter fraud commission is urged to consider using gun background-check system for voter eligibility

Voter fraud commission is urged to consider using gun background-check system for voter eligibility

Fueling concerns about the impartiality and seriousness of President Trump’s voter fraud commission, members heard testimony Tuesday from a gun rights advocate who suggested using the background-check system for gun purchasers to determine the eligibility of Americans to vote.

John Lott, head of the gun rights advocacy group Crime Prevention Research Center, suggested such a process would ease the concerns of those worried about fraudulent voting.

“It might be a way Democrats can use a system they claim works very well to go and prove, essentially, to Republicans that there’s no fraud,” said Lott, who last year criticized the same National Instant Criminal Background Check...

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