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3 States Refusing to Give Voter Data to Trump's Elections Commission

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By    |   Friday, 30 Jun 2017 11:26 AM

Officials in California, Virginia and Kentucky are refusing to provide personal data on registered voters to President Donald Trump's commission on election integrity, The Hill reported.

The commission had asked all 50 states for voters' names, birthdays, the last four digits of their Social Security numbers and their voting history going back to 2006, the website noted.

The request came in the form of a letter sent Wednesday by Kris Kobach, vice chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, according to Time magazine.

Kobach asked states to deliver the information by July 14.

Trump formed the panel after he claimed millions had voted illegally during the 2016 presidential election, Time said.

But state officials are slamming the request for voter information.

California's Secretary of State Alex Padilla called the commission a "waste of taxpayer money."

"I will not provide sensitive voter information to a commission that has already inaccurately passed judgment that millions of Californians voted illegally," he said in a statement.

"The president's commission is a waste of taxpayer money and a distraction from the real threats to the integrity of our elections today: aging voting systems and documented Russian interference in our elections."

And Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky's secretary of state, called the presidential panel a "sham."

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said he also has no intention of honoring the request.

"At best this commission was set up as a pretext to validate Donald Trump's alternative election facts, and at worst is a tool to commit large-scale voter suppression," McAuliffe's said in a statement.

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