Trump to sign executive order launching voter fraud probe: report

President Trump will sign an executive order Thursday to start an investigation into voter fraud, according to ABC News.

Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceMarc Short to return to White House as Pence’s chief of staff China accuses US of trying to block development after Pence Huawei comments Kamala Harris shopping trip stirs Twitter campaign trail debate MORE and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach will be named chair and vice chair, respectively, of the "Presidential Commission on Election Integrity," the report said. The commission will be announced later Thursday. 

Lawmakers from both parties will be included in the commission, and they will review “vulnerabilities” in U.S. voting systems, as well as any possible cases of "improper voting, fraudulent voter registrations and fraudulent voting," ABC reported.

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The commission will be charged with reviewing Trump's allegations of mass voter fraud in the 2016 election as well as "systemic issues that have been raised over many years in terms of the integrity of the elections."

Voter suppression will also be an issue taken up by the commission to draw Democrats to join the effort.

The commission would be expected to present its results sometime in 2018.  

Trump repeatedly made baseless claims about voter fraud during the 2016 election, claiming millions of fraudulent votes are the reason Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSanders campaign reports raising M in less than a day The Memo: Bernie Sanders’s WH launch sharpens ‘socialist’ question Roger Stone invokes gag order in new fundraiser MORE won the popular vote.

“You can never really find, you know, there are going to be — no matter what numbers we come up with there are going to be lots of people that did things that we're not going to find out about,” Trump said in January after taking office. "But we will find out because we need a better system where that can't happen.”

Trump has no public events scheduled Thursday. It's unclear when and where he will sign the order, and whether press will be allowed to cover it.