President’s commission did not find widespread voter fraud

PORTLAND, Maine —

The now-disbanded voting integrity commission launched by the Trump administration uncovered no evidence to support claims of widespread voter fraud, according to an analysis of administration documents released Friday.

In a letter to Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who are both Republicans and led the commission, Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said the documents show there was a "pre-ordained outcome" and that drafts of a commission report included a section on evidence of voter fraud that was "glaringly empty."

"It's calling into the darkness, looking for voter fraud," Dunlap, a Democrat, told The Associated Press. "There's no real evidence of it anywhere."

Republican President Donald Trump convened the commission to investigate the 2016 presidential election after making unsubstantiated claims that between 3 million and 5 million ballots were illegally cast. Critics, includ…

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​Detained mother writes letter to son as her search to find him continues

(CNN) —

The rainbows and stars on the mother's handwritten letter belie her agony and fear.

"I love you, my boy. Be strong and fight, don't get sad," the letter reads. "God will protect you and we will be together soon."

But the truth is, the woman doesn't know when she and her son will be reunited. She doesn't even know where he is.

It's been about two weeks since the mother, who doesn't want to be identified, was separated from her 7-year-old son near the U.S.-Mexico border, attorney Eileen Blessinger said Sunday.

They fled Honduras to escape threats of deadly violence back home, she said. The mother recalled a drug trafficker "coming after her and her family" and trying to snatch their land.

"He and his friends were threatening to kill them," Blessinger said.

So the mother and child crossed the Rio Grande, illegally. But a Trump administration policy enacted in April meant every person caught crossing the border il…

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Police find body at Jupiter Beach Park

JUPITER, Fla. -- Police are investigating the death of a person found at Jupiter Beach Park at the Jupiter Inlet.

Jupiter Police say they received a report about a person sleeping in the park. Upon investigation, officers learned the person was deceased.

This is a developing story. More information will be added as it becomes available.

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