President Donald Trump has set up a commission to investigate Electoral Fraud White House announced. Trump signed an executive order by creating a two-party Presidential Advisory Commission for Fair Elections, chaired by Vice President Mike Pence, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters.

This move has provoked anger among the US civil rights groups and representatives of the Democratic Party who claim this is a tactic to prevent the voting. Trump, who took office in January, said there was widespread electoral fraud in the November elections.

In January, he said he would seek the investigation into election scams, although there is a consensus among federal state officials and electoral experts that those are rare in the United States.

Democratic leader of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi said in a statement that the commission would give legitimacy to the efforts of federal states to introduce discriminatory electoral laws.

Report by 2018

Leaders of Civil Rights Associations said the commission would encourage the vote to be blocked, justifying new barriers such as requesting personal documents during the vote. The Commission will not limit itself to investigating Trump's allegations of electoral fraud but will deal with questions that have been raised for years.

"The Commission will consider policies and practices that strengthen or diminish the confidence of the American people in the honesty of federal elections and prepare a president's report that identifies systemic problems," said Huckabee Sanders. He said the report would be completed by 2018.

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The decree against hacker attacks

Trump also signed an executive order to strengthen cyber security and protect the country's key infrastructure from cyber attacks, White House said. The command seeks to improve the security of computer networks of US government agencies.

It also directs the protection of key infrastructures such as electrification and the financial sector from skillful attacks for which officials have long warned that they could pose a threat to national security or undermine parts of the economy.

The goal of this decree is to develop a more credible cyber defense strategy and intensify cooperation with US allies in the cyberspace.

Advisor to the White House for Homeland Security Tom Bossert said the command would continue the efforts undertaken by Barack Obama's administration. "There has been a lot of progress over the past administration, but not nearly enough," Bossert said at the White House press conference.