Tags: Trump Administration | refusing | voter | data | election | kobach | trump

Trump on States Refusing Voter Data: 'What Are They Trying to Hide?'

Image: Trump on States Refusing Voter Data: 'What Are They Trying to Hide?'
(AP)

By    |   Saturday, 01 Jul 2017 09:56 AM

After at least 25 states have challenged or refused to comply with requests for voter registration data, President Donald Trump took to Twitter Saturday blasting the two dozen states, asking "what are they trying to hide?"

In the Trump adminstrations's quest to prove that illegal votes cost him the popular vote in the November election, The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, formed last month via an executive order by Trump, asked the 50 secretaries of state this week to provide the voter data, The Hill and The Washington Post report.

Among the states objecting so far are California, Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

Kansas Secretary of State and the panel's vice chairman Kris Kobach took a similar stance as Trump in an inteview with NPR Friday. 

"Frankly, if a state like Kentucky or California won't provide available information, one has to ask the question, 'Why not?'" Kobach told NPR. "I mean, what are they trying to hide if they don't want a presidential advisory commission to study their state voter rolls?"

Several states, including Indiana and Kentucky have replied.

"Indiana law doesn't permit the secretary of state to provide the personal information requested by Secretary Kobach," Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson said. 

Lawson added the only information publicly available in Indiana was "name, address and congressional district assignment."

Kentucky's Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, a Democrat, told MSNBC on Friday the request wouldn't be fulfilled "on my watch," adding, there wasn't "enough bourbon here in Kentucky to make this request seem sensible."

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
Politics
After at least 25 states have challenged or refused to comply with requests for voter registration data, President Donald Trump took to Twitter Saturday blasting the two dozen states, asking "what are they trying to hide?"
refusing, voter, data, election, kobach, trump
304
2017-56-01
Saturday, 01 Jul 2017 09:56 AM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved