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Election Fraud Staffer Busted for Child Porn

Ronald Williams II was working on Trump's Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity
By Josh Rosenblatt,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2017 2:25 PM CDT

(Newser) – Donald Trump's already controversial Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity took another hit this week when a man working on the commission was arrested on child pornography charges. Ronald Williams II, of Suitland, Md., was arrested late last week by Maryland State Police after they followed a tip indicating that child pornography was being shared by a particular ISP address. Troopers then used that information to obtain a warrant to search Williams' home, where they found several files containing pornography on his cell phone, ABC reports,. He faces 11 counts of possession and distribution of child pornography, the Washington Post reports.

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Williams had been assigned to the election commission by the Office of the Special Counsel. He has since been fired from his job as a researcher. The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity was launched by Trump last year to investigate unfounded claims about fraud in last year's presidential election, the Hill reports. The commission is co-chaired by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Trump claims that widespread voter fraud caused him to lose the popular vote to Hillary Clinton. (Read more Donald Trump stories.)

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