States push back on Trump voter fraud commission

States push back on Trump voter fraud commission
A growing number of states are refusing to cooperate fully with President Trump’s voter fraud commission, setting the stage for a showdown over the nation’s elections.

The White House commission, led by Vice President Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, has asked all 50 states and Washington D.C. to turn over publicly information on its voters, including names, birthdays, the last four digits of their Social Security numbers and party affiliation if the state law allows in the hopes of shoring up the nation’s election systems.

But state officials are crying foul over the request, refusing to turn over some or all of the information requested by the White House.

Some states are going further, lampooning the request as part of an attempt to justify Trump’s repeated claims, presented without evidence, that millions of fraudulent votes were cast in the 2016 election.

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