Despite insistence that widespread voter fraud exists and pledges to investigate the matter fully, it seems the Trump administration has not bothered to contact top state election officials across the country. The Huffington Post asked all 50 secretaries of state and election officials in the District of Columbia if they had been contacted by the White House or Department of Justice regarding the forthcoming investigation. Not a single secretary of state’s office responded to say that it had. Forty-one different secretaries of state and election officials in the District of Columbia said they had not been contacted. Eight states ― Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, Tennessee and Wyoming ― did not respond to repeated requests for comment. The Texas Attorney General’s office, which handles investigations into voter fraud in the state, declined to comment. “Not a peep,” Linda Lamone, the state administrator of elections in Maryland wrote in an email.
… During a call with the National Association of Secretaries of State last week, administration officials said that the investigation would take place and could focus on election security and integrity, such as the maintenance of voter rolls, said Kay Stimson, a spokeswoman for the group. The White House didn’t provide details on the scope of the investigation or a timeline for it. And Marc Lotter, a Pence spokesman, would only say that that their office had “no updates at this time.”
“Staff is continuing to develop the framework for this effort. We will let you know when updates are ready for release,” Lotter wrote in an email.