Donald Trump is encountering resistance across the board as at least 20 states are absolutely refusing to comply with request from the current adminstration for voter registration data.
Trump’s Presidential Advisory Committee on Election Integrity sent letters requesting for 50 secretaries of state to deliver voter information from across the country. The council was established by Trump to investigate his far-fetched claim that millions of illegal votes cost him the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election, a theory that has since been debunked.
The letters asked for information regarding the names, birth dates, addresses, and party affiliation of every registered voter under the guise of voter fraud prevention. The board’s request also include military statuses, felony convictions, last four numbers of your Social Security Number, as well as voting records dating all the way back to 2006 and was signed by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R).
Many states and officials have come out in opposition to the request and are actively voicing their concerns. Kentucky Secretary of State, Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) along with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D), made it very clear that not only do they oppose the very notion of the request, but that they do not intend to comply in any manner.
“The president created his election commission based on the false notion that ‘voter fraud’ is a widespread issue — it is not,” Lundergan Grimes said. “I do not intend to release Kentuckians’ sensitive personal data to the federal government.”