Trump delays signing directive on voter fraud

Trump delays signing directive on voter fraud
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President Trump scrapped plans on Thursday to a sign directive to move forward with an investigation into his unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud.
 
White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters the signing was being postponed because the president was running behind schedule. 
 
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"The president got back a little late and he got jammed up on some meetings that needed to occur, and so we're going to roll all that into Friday and Saturday,” Spicer said. 

 
Trump arrived at the White House 25 minutes later than originally scheduled from Philadelphia, where he spoke to congressional Republicans at their annual retreat.
 
During the flight to the summit, Spicer said Trump would sign a document that would “follow up on the announcement yesterday to better understand voter fraud.”
 
 
Trump’s focus on voter fraud has provoked concern in both parties.
 
Republicans in Congress have echoed academics, state attorneys general and even members of the president’s own legal team, who have said there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2016 election.
 
Democrats and civil rights groups worry an investigation could lead to a crackdown on voting rights.