Louisiana Sec. of State won't comply with voter info request
- Author: Megan Austin Jul 04, 2017,
Jul 04, 2017, 0:46
President Donald Trump's commission on voter fraud requested voter information from every state and D.C., and the District, Virginia, and Maryland are all saying "Hell no".
"I'm not just going to give it away, particularly the way it's been requested", Adrian Fontes told 12 News.
Dunlap said he made the decision after consulting with Maine Attorney General Janet Mills.
At least 10 secretaries of state have said they will not comply with the request.
Critics have accused Trump of forming the commission looking into possible voter fraud because he has said he lost the popular vote only because of illegal voting. A voter's name, address and voting history are public, and this information has already been provided to campaigns and other requestors who have paid for it. Wisconsin does not collect any information about a voter's political preference or gender.
Maryland waited until Monday to announce that the state would join the growing ranks of states that are rejecting the request.
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Some of the data the Trump commission has requested is publicly available, but the president's commission will have to purchase it from Louisiana like political parties do if it wants to review it, according to Schedler's office.
Trump's national commission was formed to investigate allegations of US election fraud.
Democratic officials in some states say they will not comply with the request because it's based on false fraud accusations.
The objective of Trump's voting commission is to push back against voter fraud.
"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". "For Republican election administrators, this is a federalism issue". Also mute to date is former state Rep. David Dunn, now a lobbyist, who was named to the commission thanks to his friendship with Martin and, in turn, Martin's friendship with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, mastermind of the plot. "With only two instances of confirmed voter fraud from the total voter turnout of 2,734,176 in the 2012 Presidential General Election, we can safely say that there is no evidence of coordinated or systematic voter fraud in Maryland".