June 30— Trump’s voter fraud commission wants to know voting history, party ID and address of every voter in the U.S.
LWVUS President Chris Carson, “There is no justification for this giant fishing expedition. The Commission itself is a distraction from the real issue of voter suppression, and that efforts to ‘investigate voter fraud’ threaten our most fundamental voting rights.”
A letter from the Election Integrity Commission was sent to all 50 states requesting full voter-roll data including name, address, DOB, voting history and more. States have already started to respond, including Virginia, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Connecticut’s Secretary of State, Denise Merrill, said that commission head Kris Kobach “has a lengthy record of illegally disenfranchising eligible voters in Kansas” and that “given Secretary Kobach’s history we find it very difficult to have confidence in the work of this Commission.”
LWVUS President Chris Carson responded:
“This most recent move by Mr. Kobach is an indicator that the so-called Election ‘Integrity’ Commission is not interested in facts, but false accusations and dangerous policy recommendations.
“State laws govern the release of voter registration information, and, at a minimum, election officials must follow those laws before releasing data. The League stands with those state leaders who have already come out to support their voters and refuse these requests from Mr. Kobach and the EIC.”
To read the Washington Post story click here.
To read the LWVUS response, click here.
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