MI likely to comply with presidential voter data request

MI likely to comply with presidential voter data request

"I see some problems with the request, if it's identical to what was sent to other states", Menzel said.

IL has yet to receive an official request from President Donald Trump's commission looking into alleged voter fraud in the 2016 election, but it's drawing plenty of interest in the state nonetheless. "The department will provide voter information consistent with state law but will not provide info protected by state law".

So far, over 24 states have declined the request, largely on privacy concerns.

"Wisconsin statutes do not permit the state to release a voter's date of birth, driver license number or Social Security number". "This lack of openness is all the more concerning, considering that the Vice Chair of the Commission, Kris Kobach, has a lengthy record of illegally disenfranchising eligible voters in Kansas". She says some basic voter information has been public for decades, including registrations and election participation history.

This is good news.

Democratic officials in some states say they will not comply with the request because it's based on false fraud accusations. Trump over the weekend asked in a tweet what they had to hide.

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In addition to Louisiana, states like California, Kentucky, and MS will not comply.

Frosh said he found the request "repugnant", and that "it appears designed only to intimidate voters and to indulge President Trump's fantasy that he won the popular vote".

"If the secretary of state of MS can tell this commission and Trump to go jump in the gulf", Jealous said during a Monday news conference, "we should be telling them to take a flying leap off the Bay Bridge".

With Donald Trump or with Arkansas voters? Previous election commissions have tried to steer a less politicized course, and were often led by respected elder statesmen from both parties, he said. "No more, no less", said McMaster spokesman Brian Symmes.

The Secretaries of State aren't dumb. "And the request. does not include any indication of how the data will be used, let alone the required statement of intent under Maryland law".

The Congressional Black Caucus weighed in Friday, releasing a letter urging secretaries of state to deny the data requests from the commission and U.S. Department of Justice.

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