Democratic states, including California and Virginia, are resisting a request from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity for voting records.
The request is to “fully analyze vulnerabilities and issues related to voter registration and voting.”
Per Daily Caller:
Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and California Secretary of State Alex Padilla Thursday have both refused to hand over registered voter information from their states to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.
All 50 states received a request from Kris Kobach, Vice Chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, asking for a list of all registered voters in their respective states, the last four digits of these voters’ social security numbers, their addresses, date of birth, political affiliation and voting history from 2006 forward.
Additionally, Kobach’s letter also asked about election policies and laws of each state. The letter requests that all publicly available voter roll information be sent to the White House by July 14.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is rejecting the request to hand over records, saying his state “conducts fair, honest, and democratic elections”:
Public Interest Legal Foundation Spokesman Logan Churchwell countered McAuliffe’s claim, telling The Daily Caller in a statement Thursday:
“This is par for the course for a state administration that has directed registrars to deny inspection of public voter records until they started losing federal court cases. Governor McAuliffe cannot justify his actions here, given Virginia’s track record of harboring thousands of non-citzen voters and his personal veto record that kept common-sense voter registration maintenance procedures from becoming law.”
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California is also resisting the request referencing President Donald Trump in their reason:
Other states with Democratic leadership at the helm, though, are either not handing information over or begrudgingly sharing what is already publicly available.
“California’s participation would only serve to legitimize the false and already debunked claims of massive voter fraud made by the President, the Vice President, and Mr. Kobach,” Padilla said in a statement to National Public Radio.