By executive order, President Donald Trump launched the Pence-Kobach Commission to identify and combat potential voter fraud.
The Commission requested access to voter lists, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, political party registration, felony status, military status, prior states of residence, and a list of elections in which a voter previously participated.
Despite 1.8 million registered voters being deceased, the Commission did not request the death certificates thereof.
If the Commission wants lists of registered voters, many states already offer them publicly.
However, the Commission requested access to Social Security numbers and political party registration.
In most states, releasing this information is illegal.
As such, at least 41 states have declared they will not share private voter information even if the Commission requested it.
Additionally, the Republican Secretary of State of Louisiana said that Donald Trump is trying to politicize voting fraud with the Commission.
The Republican Secretary of State of Mississippi shared the sentiment, saying, “They can go jump in the Gulf of Mexico.”
Kris Kobach runs the Commission, and the spokeswoman for his office of Secretary of State of Kansas said they would only provide public information.
In effect, Kobach did not even comply with his own request.
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