The Homeland Security Department's election security unit currently has no plans to review voter fraud.
President Trump announced this week he was dissolving his voter fraud commission and said the effort would shift to DHS.
But the department said it has no immediate plans to investigate voter fraud, according to a Reuters report. Multiple officials said they were not aware of plans to investigate the matter within the department.
In a statement, the White House said Wednesday, "Rather than engage in endless legal battles at taxpayer expense, today President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order to dissolve the Commission, and have asked the Department of Homeland Security to review these issues and determine next courses of action."
DHS acting press secretary Tyler Houlton said in an email to the Washington Examiner following the announcement: “The Department continues to focus our efforts on securing elections against those who seek to undermine the election system or its integrity. We will do this in support of State governments who are responsible for administering elections.”
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who led the commission and Trump once considered for his DHS secretary, said he would continue to communicate with DHS and the White House on the issue of voter fraud.
The commission had been beset by numerous legal challenges since it was formed in May. It met twice.
Trump established the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity after claiming "millions" of illegal votes were cast in the 2016 election, though experts say there has been no evidence of widespread voter fraud presented. Republican strategists have spoken out against the effort and two members of the commission also criticized the commission for lack of transparency.
The commission failed to prove Trump's claim of widespread voter fraud, which the president cited as the reason for forming the commission in the first place.