Trump's voter fraud commission temporarily halts call for voter rolls

Trump's voter fraud commission temporarily halts call for voter rolls

Trump's voter fraud commission temporarily halts call for voter rolls

A second suit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union questions the motivations and makeup of the panel, stating that "the commission was established for the objective of providing a veneer of legitimacy to President Trump's false claim that he won the popular vote in the 2016 election-once millions of supposedly illegal votes are subtracted from the count". Ten states noted at least a slight increase in citizen calls and emails, and some citizens inquired about the process to unregister to vote, or how to secure their personal information. As of July 6, the state had tracked 180 voter withdrawals, while a normal week sees eight. She said, "As with any request for public records, we are required to comply pursuant to state law regardless of who is making the request".

Missouri, along with Arkansas and Oklahoma, participates in Kansas' Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program, which flags matched names across more than 27 states' voter rolls for local election authorities to investigate.

In filing the lawsuit, EPIC urged a federal judge to block any further data collection, prompting Kobach to submit a court filing Monday stating that the commission voluntarily paused data collection efforts until the judge rules on the case.

The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and their election fraud commission in U.S. District Court.

Klobuchar, who has introduced legislation to help states guard against cyberattacks on their voter data, also questioned the wisdom of gathering 50 states' worth of data in a single database that hackers could target.

Even Kobach's home state of Kansas said it won't turn over data to the commission because Kansas state law prohibits it.

After days of criticism from Florida Democrats, Detzner's office announced last Thursday it would release only publicly available information covered by the presidential commission's request. Vermont is one such state, and its secretary, Jim Condos, spoke to ABC News about his concerns regarding disenfranchisement. Trump alleged that millions of people voted illegally.

China is Setting up its First Overseas Military Base in Djibouti
This new military base is essentially China serving its own interests to try and protect itself as well as assert its dominance geopolitically.

Massive Chain Saves Family From Drowning at Florida Beach
While Simmons grabbed a boogie board and swam out to meet the distressed, her husband and other beachgoers started a human chain. That was when another beachgoer, Jessica Simmons , spotted the family stranded in the water and realized they were drowning.

Limited Edition Destiny 2 PS4 Pro Bundle Announced
Coupled with a copy of Destiny 2 , the deal also includes the game's Expansion Pass and premium digital content. Further, it will be available - at least at first - only as part of a Destiny 2 bundle .

"If they want to purchase it they can purchase it anytime they want because we're not going to provide it to them voluntarily or for free", Merrill said.

"However, providing personal voter information, such as Social Security numbers, is forbidden under Iowa Code", Pate said earlier this month. "'They seek data on more than 200 million registered voters across the country".

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman rightly called the allegation "ludicrous on its face".

Not only would complying with such a request constitute an invasion of voters' privacy, employing state workers to amass such information would be a waste of taxpayer money. Maine Director of Communications Kristen Schulze Muszynski similarly reported only a "sporadic" number of constituents asking to be taken off the voting rolls. EPIC also says the commission is asking the states to forward the data to an unsecure website, the Department of Defense Safe File Exchange site.

The White House did not respond to an email seeking comment on the lawsuit. Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas, by the way, have also said they would supply what is public record.

And the ACLU filed suit on Monday, saying the commission violated the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

In its lawsuit, the Lawyers' Committee alleges the Commission's failure to disclose communications and make its meetings open to the public violates FACA.

Related news