Presidential Advisory Committee on Election Integrity holds first face-to-face meeting in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTAP) - President Trump addressed the opening meeting of his Presidential Advisory Committee on Election Integrity Wednesday in the nation's capital. Among those in the meeting was a familiar face.

Wood County Clerk Mark Rhodes is part of the 12-member commission, which includes Vice President Mike Pence.

During Wednesday's meeting, he says they discussed a number of things including low voter turnout and data to determine if voters are registered twice.

The president told the members that voter fraud is a menace to the rights of law-abiding voters. He added that voter suppression and intimidation must also be stopped.

"I'm pleased that more than 30 states have already agreed to share the information with the commission and the other states that information will be forthcoming. If any state does not want to share this information one has to wonder what they're worried about. And I ask the Vice President, I ask the commission, what are they worried about? There's something, there always is," President Trump said.

The committee was formed after the president's claim that millions of people voted fraudulently in the 2016 election. That claim has not been proven.

Rhodes says the purpose of the committee is to make sure there's one vote to each person. He says the committee plans to meet about every 6 weeks and hopes to report their findings to the president next spring.

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