ME won't provide voter information to Trump election commission

President Trump's voter fraud commission was set up to follow through on his claims that millions voted illegally in November

President Trump's voter fraud commission was set up to follow through on his claims that millions voted illegally in November

"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".

In the Maryland statement, Attorney General Brian E. Frosh said his office would not only refuse the administration's request, but went further in calling their actions unconstitutional.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach requested the information on behalf of the commission formed by the president to investigate possible voter fraud in the 2016 election.

The State Board does not provide Social Security numbers, dates of birth or driver license numbers, which are confidential under certain state and federal laws. "Numerous states are refusing to give information to the very distinguished VOTER FRAUD PANEL".

The commission was created after Trump claimed on Twitter in November that he "won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally".

Menzel said Ilinois law forbids the release of the requested Social Security information.

"We'll see what the law requires us to provide and not to provide", Whitmire said. When I mentioned to Powell that several states had rejected the idea without having formally received the letter, said: "We don't feel that that is prudent".

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Texas already makes much of the information requested publically available. "For Republican election administrators, this is a federalism issue".

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, said in a statement that he has "no intention of honoring this request", and questioned the panel's motives.

"This commission was formed to try to find basis for the lie that Mr Trump put forward that has no foundation", Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes told Reuters previously in an interview.

Mark Grebner of Practical Political Consulting says if the voter fraud commission hopes to prove that thousands of Americans voted a few times in the last election, it will fail.

"People should know that voter lists in MI and across the country are public record under state law and have been for decades", Woodhams said Friday.

On Friday, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the refusal by state officials to comply was "mostly a political stunt" and that the commission is asking for publicly available data.

Kobach has had legal troubles in the past in his battle against voting fraud.

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