Tuesday, July 04, 2017

41 states are now refusing to give Trump Administration their voter information.

Donald Trump and Kris Kobach, getting ready to do some voter suppressing.
Courtesy of CNN:

Forty-one states have defied the Trump administration's request for private voter information, according to a CNN inquiry to all 50 states. 

State leaders and voting boards across the country have responded to the letter with varying degrees of cooperation -- from altogether rejecting the request to expressing eagerness to supply information that is public. 

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, vice chairman of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which President Donald Trump created by executive order in May, sent a letter to all 50 states last Wednesday requesting a bevy of voter data, which he notes will eventually be made available to the public. 

The order came months after Trump claimed without evidence that millions had voted illegally in the 2016 presidential election. When states began to express concerns about the legality of his administration's efforts to investigate voter fraud, Trump called them out on Twitter on Saturday, questioning whether they were hiding something.

Well it's nice to see that most states are standing up to this oppressive administration.

Let's face it giving Trump and his cronies our personal voter information would surely have been used to suppress the vote and alter the outcome of elections all across the nation.

And any president who came to power by way of interference in our election systems by a foreign power is certainly not going to give up the White House without using every dirty trick in the book.


  1. Anonymous2:05 PM

    The best news! Let's see, Michigan caved. I used to live and vote there. I am now registered in Louisiana. Did Louisiana cave? I am not here by choice.

    1. Anonymous3:06 PM

      How do we get the info as to which States did and didn't disclose the info? Anyone know and want to share? Seems like some folks are getting it.

    2. Anonymous4:38 PM

      Louisiana told Kobach to go to hell.

    3. Anonymous6:01 PM

      I say the same to Byron Mallott and Walker of Alaska! NOTHING should have been released to Trump et al. Idiots!

    4. Anonymous6:52 PM

      I live in Michigan and heard, probably on public radio, that Michigan was supplying information to the commission. I was disgusted when I heard that, but we have a Repub Governor, so what do I expect...that he resist?

      This evening I tried to find info on ALL the states. I've been unsuccessful in that, but found more info about Michigan, that might help. I don't know how to put links to articles, sorry, so I'll give a site to search for.

      TELLUSDETROIT.COM has an excellent op-ed by Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, Detroit Branch NAACP President. In it he states that Sec of State Ruth Johnson is partly denying the presidential request, providing the commission only with information already available. I urge everyone to read this VERY informative article.

      Also, TELL US USA News Network has Bureaus in Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, New York, San Francisco and DC. Perhaps they have more info.

    5. Anonymous9:30 PM

      @4:38 charges?

    6. Anonymous3:35 AM

      Anon at 6:52 pm. I read in our local (MI) paper yesterday that the state was only providing partial information. Even partial is way too much! Snyder and his GOP legislature are such cowards. They did their worst to the people of Detroit and Flint but they're scared of Trump's "fake" investigation commission.

  2. Anonymous2:16 PM

    I wish the states that didn't agree to the release of the information would be listed in alphabetical order. Curious as to where Alaska stood in the mix?

    I'm one Alaskan resident that would be pissed if my personal information and voting record (suppose to be private to every voter in our country!) were disclosed to the inept occupier of the white house.

    There is no way I trust his instincts with the complete information on each and every one of us throughout the country! Just what would he do with it America?

  3. Anonymous2:33 PM

    I'm hoping AK changes it's mind and refuses completely. NO one should have their personal info transferred to this voter suppression commission.

    If it's public info, they can damned well search it out. No reason for the states (or taxpayers anywhere) to shoulder the cost of this conspiracy theory chase down the rabbit hole.

    1. Anonymous3:07 PM

      Where did you get the information as to Alaska's partial disclosure? Please share your method/source to the rest of us.

    2. Anonymous3:50 PM

      "Alaska: The Division of Elections will release only public information, according to a press release from Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott Friday. "State law allows only some information to be public. Public information does not include: last four numbers of SSN, date of birth, or residence address," among other data."


    3. Anonymous4:17 PM

      Thank you, 3:50 PM.

      It sounds/appears that the State of Alaska released the actual voting information of its residents!

      If they did, we need to get together and file a suit against the State of Alaska and Byron Mallott specifically! Trump is the LAST person that should have ANY of the information - especially our voting records.

      Anyone w/me?

    4. Anonymous6:27 PM

      417 Why bother? They are all bought and sold in courts. You can sue, but they will make you lose,make you pay legal fees and see you go to the poor house! You can thank Patriotic Parnell for it!

  4. Anonymous2:34 PM

    Where in the double hockeys is Oregon?
    We used to not abide this.

  5. Anonymous2:54 PM

    Lawsuit Slams Election Commission’s Request: ‘Without Precedent And Crazy’

    The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a privacy advocacy group, filed suit on Monday against President Donald Trump’s bogus “election integrity” commission over its request to all 50 states for sensitive voter information.

    “[T]he Commission had already committed two egregious security blunders,” EPIC said in a statement on its website. “(1) directing state election officials to send voter records to an unsecure web site and (2) proposing to publish partial SSNs that would enable identity theft and financial fraud.”

    In its suit requesting a temporary injunction against the commission’s data collection activities, filed in the D.C. District Court, the group called the request for partial Social Security numbers “both without precedent and crazy.”

    It also accused the commission of violating the E-Government Act of 2002, which requires a privacy impact assessment be completed and made available to the public before the collection of personal information by the federal government using information technology. No assessment was conducted before requesting voter data, the suit alleges.

    The commission’s broad request for data combined with the lack of any privacy assessment could “cause irreparable harm to EPIC’s members,” the suit alleged.

    “Once data has been leaked, there is no way to control its spread,” it continued. “With a data breach, there is literally no way to repair the damage, once done.”

    A number of states — 41, by CNN’s count — have refused to cooperate with all or part of the commission’s request for sensitive voter data in recent days, some citing state and federal law.

    In addition to personal and political information, the committee requested information regarding voters’ potential felony, military and overseas citizen statuses.


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  8. ibwilliamsi4:05 PM

    Trump is the worst winner EVER.

    1. Anonymous4:51 PM

      He's no winner.
      Like Charlie Sheen....
      "I've got ALL this money!"

    2. Anonymous6:30 PM

      AIDS and dementia! What a deal!

  9. Anonymous4:41 PM

    Kobach is such a prick- even Kansas said no, and that's him.

    What he wants to do is remove Democratic voters from the rolls, forcing them to re-enrol and wherever possible preventing them from doing so. If he can feed Trump's illegal voting mania then there's a huge bonus.

    These are sick people, pressure your SoS to have nothing to do with this scam, like all right-thinking states are doing.

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  11. Anonymous5:53 PM

    OT the GOOD NEWS:

  12. Anonymous6:01 PM

    It's all part of the plan. "Partial data" means they'll have a list of millions of "potentially fraudulent" voters that are just people with similar names that can't be sorted by SS number. Not that they'll say it like that. Nope, we're going to be hearing about "Millions of unconfirmed voters"...

    They don't care if the get the info or not. It's the "Heads I win, Tails you loose" game that they're sooo good at.

    1. Anonymous3:32 AM

      I read yesterday that Michigan will provide "partial" data too. What cowardice! The demand is inappropriate and probably illegal. No state should provide any voter information to this "fake" investigation of a "fake" problem. Some people close to Trump need to tell him that he LOST the popular vote and only won the electoral vote because some fishy things happened on election day in November. He needs to hear the truth from those he trusts (if there are any people he trusts).

  13. It's no he who votes. It's he who counts the votes.

    Trump won but denying voters their votes and invalidating those that did. Close margins the last time. They're looking to widen those margins and secure more states to guarantee that there will only be Republicans running all aspects of this country from now on.

    And we all know what that is.

  14. Anonymous6:57 PM

    Not ot:

  15. Anonymous7:02 PM

    15,000 new USa


  16. Anonymous7:16 PM

    I know this executive order is focused on voters personal information, and understandably everyone is worried about the ramifications that this information could be used to shape future elections. This order is at its most basic form a citizens register and I have a big problem with that too.

    1. Anonymous9:21 PM

      Exactly -- a citizens' registry, to keep track of who you are, where you are, what you've been doing, and, soon, how you'll have to inform the Feds of any changes in your status. It ain't about votes -- it's about keeping track of us.

  17. Anonymous7:42 PM

    I think the KGB guy is helping them take freedoms out of our hands. He's an expert on this.
    Everyone can see that the puppet meets the puppeteer this week but like a nightmare we do nothing.
    I saw Micheal Moore giving away the playbook on MSNBC the other day.
    Is this still America? And now that crazy other crazy guy in Korea is talking about nuking Alaska? Hey! What the fuck did we ever do to you?

    1. Anonymous8:01 AM

      How much Lockheed Martin stock does Moore still own?

  18. Anonymous9:21 PM

    Hurting our children:

  19. Missouri data supposedly in yes column. We have a newbie governor. Missouri badly needs voting machines and computers. I was surprised at the paper ballots having moved from TX.(using pens to color in circles for your choice) The one thing that may save Missouri is the backwardness of their system.

    This is just all a smokes creen.....really, as if trump knew what he was doing!!!!!!! It is very rural where I live.


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