Voter Fraud Commission

Dartunorro Clark filed this request with the Government Accountability Office of the United States of America.
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PRI-18-084

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From: Dartunorro Clark

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

I am requesting any and all documents related to the GAO's investigation into the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, hereafter referred to as PACEI.

On October 18, 2017, three Democratic U.S. Senators — Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Michael Bennet of Colorado and Cory Booker of New Jersey — sent a letter to the GAO urging the agency to investigate the PACEI, saying the PACEI had ignored several requests from Congress aimed at understanding its work. The senators said the PACEI's creation and operations were "cause for serious concern" (See attached letter as an exhibit).

The senators said they fear the way the PACEI is conducting its work will "prevent the public from full and transparent understanding of the PACEI's conclusions and unnecessarily diminish confidence in our democratic process." On October 25, 2017, The Government Accountability Office announced in a letter (see the attached letter as an exhibit) it planned to probe the PACEI's funding, internal operations and how it is protecting and sorting the tens of millions of sensitive voter files the PACEI had collected, among other areas.

Then, on January 3, 2017, President Donald Trump terminated the PACEI (see attached order as an exhibit).

Given the fact that this commission has drawn intense public interest over the past year, has not been forthcoming with its internal operations which initiated several lawsuits aimed at revealing its work and has been publicly excoriated by sitting members of both the U.S. House and Senate, I believe it is in the public's interest for the GAO to release any and all files it has collected or any action plan and/or strategy it has compiled internally as a part of its investigation into the PACEI now that it has been dissolved by the President of the United States.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Dartunorro Clark

  • 361958692-Letter-to-the-GAO-Re-Election-Integrity-Commission.pdf

  • whitehouse.gov-Executive20Order20on20the20Termination20of20Presidential20Advisory20Commi.pdf

  • 362680901-GAO-Acceptance-of-Voter-Commission-Investigation.pdf

From: Government Accountability Office

PRI-18-084

Mr. Dartunorro Clark
MuckRock News
Dept MR 47809
411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144

Dear Mr. Clark:
We have received your request and are processing it in accordance with our regulations concerning the availability of GAO records to the public, contained in 4 C.F.R. Part 81. If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, please call me and reference the "PRI" case number at the top of this e-mail.
Sincerely yours,

Patricia Stokes
Senior, Government Information Specialist
Government Accountability Office
Audit Policy & Quality Assurance
441 G Street, NW
Room 5044
Washington, DC 20548
Tel: (202) 512-9951
Email: stokesp@gao.gov

From: Government Accountability Office

The request has been rejected by the agency.

From: Government Accountability Office

Mr. Clark,

Please see the attached response.
Thanks,

David Lu
Audit Policy & Quality Assurance
U.S. Government Accountability Office
Tel: (202) 512-5302
Email: lud@gao.gov<mailto:lud@gao.gov>

From: Dartunorro Clark

Hi,

I recieved your notice. As I am sure you are aware, in 4 CFR 81.5 (C) it states that, "...it is the policy of GAO not to provide records which are part of ongoing reviews or other current projects. In response to such requests, GAO will inform the requester of the estimated completion date of the review or project so that the requester may then ask for the records." Does the GAO have "the estimated completion date of the review or project," as stipulated in the statute?

From: Government Accountability Office

Good morning,

We are in the very beginning stage on the request and do not have an estimated completion date at this time.

Patricia Stokes
Senior, Government Information Specialist
Government Accountability Office
Audit Policy & Quality Assurance
441 G Street, NW
Room 5044
Washington, DC 20548
Tel: (202) 512-9951
Email: stokesp@gao.gov<mailto:stokesp@gao.gov>

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