The chairman of President Trump’s Election Integrity Commission, Kris Kobach, has asked all 50 states for their full voter-roll data, including the names, addresses, dates of birth, party affiliations, last four Social Security number digits and voting histories back to 2006. Mr. Kobach is requesting this information on behalf of President Trump for his so-called “investigation” into alleged acts of voter fraud.
There is great concern that Mr. Kobach and Trump administration will use this information to further voter suppression. The letter to the states says that “any documents that are submitted to the full Commission will also be made available to the public.”
Governor Terry McAuliffe of Virginia rejected the request on Thursday saying that “I have no intention of honoring this request,” and Maryland Administrator of Elections has asked Attorney General Brian Frosh for guidance on how to respond.
Please contact these state officials and urge that they not honor this request:
Larry Hogan, Governor
Email form: http://governor.maryland.gov/mail/default.asp
John Wobensmith, Maryland Secretary of State
Linda Lamone, Maryland State Administrator of Elections
Brian Frosh, Maryland Attorney General
For more information, see Trump’s voting commission asked states to hand over election data. Some are pushing back.
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